Recap of SWAIA’s Haute Couture Virtual Fashion Show



This past Sunday, the Southwestern Association for Indian Arts (SWAIA) showcased its Virtual Fashion Show on its website at, which showcased the best of North American Indigenous fashion.

Designer spotlights that lead up to the Virtual Fashion Show featured Skawannati (Mohawk), Korina Emmerich (Coast Salish Territory, Puyallup), Sage Paul (English River First Nation), Catherine Blackburn (Dene), Delina White (Ojibwe), and Patricia Michaels (Taos Pueblo).

The Main Fashion show was on Sunday, August 16, and included the streaming of all participating designer spotlights, concluding with designer Orlando Dugi’s (Navajo) debut of an exquisite New Capsule Collection he made exclusively for the SWAIA 2020 fashion show. The debut was followed by a live Q & A steaming with the artist.

Watch the recap of the Virtual Fashion Show here:

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