Denver Art Museum Spotlights Indigenous Fashion Designers with Luncheon by Design

Denver Art Museum to spotlight Indigenous Designers with an event lead by Vogue Fashion and Style writer Christian Allaire.

The Denver Art Museum (DAM) announces a fundraising event, Luncheon by Design.

Luncheon by Design has been Denver’s not-to-be-missed fundraising event since 2009, drawing designers and artists across the creative community, as well as supporters of the DAM, for an exclusive presentation featuring renowned authors, scholars, and designers. Luncheon by Design will be held in person on April 14 at the Sturm Grand Pavilion in the Sie Welcome Center at the DAM, starting at 11:30 a.m., with the program beginning promptly at 12 p.m.

Christian Allaire; photo: courtesy

Christian Allaire, First Nations (Ojibwe) author and Vogue Fashion and Style Writer, will lead an inspiring program on Indigenous designers breaking ground in the fashion world. In conversation with the DAM’s Assistant Curator of Native Arts, Dakota Hoska, Allaire will highlight the ways these artists incorporate Indigenous sensibilities into their creations while addressing priorities like sustainability, reverence, and appropriation.

Funds raised through Luncheon by Design in 2022 will benefit the museum’s Native Arts Department’s acquisitions. The in-person event is currently sold-out, but tickets are available for the virtual option, with each virtual ticket purchase matched with a donation by Neiman Marcus.

Jamie Okuma design; photo: courtesy

Event co-chairs are Merle C. Chambers and W. Richard West, Jr.; John Brooks, Inc. and Merle C. Chambers are presenting sponsors. The media sponsor for Luncheon by Design is 5280 Home.

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