SWAIA 2024 Indigenous Fashion Show Designers Announced

The designer list for SWAIA's August fashion show has just been released.
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The Southwestern Association for Indian Arts (SWAIA) just concluded their first-ever fashion week, and now it’s time for their annual fashion show this August. Save the date for August 18th, 2024, in Santa Fe, New Mexico, to see the following brilliant Indigenous designers.

Photography: Antoine Raymond

Caroline Monnet is an Anishinaabe French and Canadian contemporary artist, filmmaker, and fashion designer known for her work in sculpture, installation, and film.

Jontay Kahm is a Plains Cree fashion designer from the Mosquito First Nation in Saskatchewan, Canada. His work has been featured at SWAIA and in Vogue.

Lauren Good Day, also known as “Good Day Woman,” is a multi-award-winning artist and fashion designer of Arikara, Hidatsa, Blackfeet, and Plains Cree heritage.

ASEP Designs by Adrian Standing-Elk Pinnecoose is a multi-award-winning Navajo/Southern Ute contemporary artist and fashion designer from New Mexico.

Photography: Cameron Linton

Jamie Okuma is a Native American visual artist and fashion designer from California. She is known for beadwork, mixed-media soft sculpture, and fashion design. She is Luiseño, Wailaki, Okinawan, and Shoshone-Bannock.

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