SWAIA’s Fashion Show is Now Virtual

The Southwestern Association for Indian Arts is pleased to announce this year’s Virtual Fashion Show premiering at SWAIA.org—August 10 through August 16, 2020. SWAIA’s annual Fashion Show is produced by Amber-Dawn Bear Robe (Siksika Nation) showcasing the best of North American Indigenous fashion.

“Indigenous fashion is continually changing, reflecting current culture and environment. This year’s designers reflect innovation and creative strength, grounded in diverse Native cultures across North America,” said Bear Robe.

Amber Dawn Bear Robe

Designer spotlights will feature the following designers in the process of making and presenting new designs: 

Aug 10 Skawannati  (Mohawk)

Aug 11: Korina Emmerich (Coast Salish Territory, Puyallup)

Aug 12: Sage Paul (English River First Nation)

Aug 13: Catherine Blackburn (Dene)

Aug 14: Delina White (Ojibwe)

Aug 15: Patricia Michaels (Taos Pueblo)

The Main Fashion show on Sunday, August 16, includes the streaming of all participating designer spotlights, concluding with designer Orlando Dugi’s debut of an exquisite New Capsule Collection for the SWAIA 2020 fashion show. The fashion film short can be seen Sunday, August 16, 2020, at 2 p.m. on the SWAIA virtual market platform followed by a live Q & A steaming with the artist.


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