April 15, 2015

Creative Frequencies: Interview with Warren Montoya

"An explosion of high-energy, positive creativity."

That's what comes to mind when I think about our upcoming event, Creative Frequencies. Beyond Buckskin is teaming up with the colorful artist collective, Rezonate Art, to bring you an exciting, multidisciplinary, multidimensional fusion of fashion, art and music during the week of the annual Gathering of Nations powwow in Albuquerque, NM. I hit up Rezonate leader and artist extraordinaire, Warren Montoya, for a quick conversation about our collaboration.

April 7, 2015

Buckskin to Bikinis: Haudenosaunee Wearable Art

Imagine corn husk boleros, beaded high heeled moccasins, flowing black buckskin, and powwow-inspired accessories.

Bikinis with Iroquois pottery patterns, a cocktail dress emblazoned with the Sky Dome symbol, a beaded turtle medallion, and a coat that tells a creation story.

This is the new exhibit at the Iroquois Indian Museum, titled Buckskin to Bikinis: Haudenosaunee Wearable Art.

April 3, 2015

PHX Style Mixer 2015

Last month, Beyond Buckskin teamed up with Presence 4.0 and Rezonate Art to bring our annual Style Mixer to Phoenix during the Heard Indian Market. I caught up with Presence 4.0 fashionista Jaclyn Roessel to discuss Native fashion and style. Scroll down to read more! >>

BB: Jaclyn! Thank you so much for taking the time to chat with me about our recent event. This has been our third event in Phoenix and, I think, our fourth event working together. I remember our first event, which was a fashion/style show to help launch the new P4 website. I still remember the energy that was in the room that night- so spectacular! (See left.) What was your favorite memory from that first event?

February 18, 2015

KTZ's Latest Collection: A Racist Ripoff

Image by artist, Santiago
London-based fashion brand KTZ Official launched their latest collection yesterday during New York Fashion Week. In its collection, KTZ appropriates Native American design, offends with its misuse of Navajo sacred iconography, and rips off a well-known Native American fashion designer.

Woah.

Yes.

And representatives from the brand maintain that the collection is a ‘tribute’ to Native Americans.


November 17, 2014

Rebelina: A New Collection by Candace Halcro

I love working with designers and seeing their collections grow. It's always exciting when an artist breaks out and creates something new. For artist Candace Halcro, she had always loved creating a variety of beaded accessories, but she became known for her awesome beaded sunglasses. Well-constructed, with some of the best color combinations, she spent a good deal of her time filling the demand for her beaded sunglasses. But now she's found a way to balance it all (while still being a full-time mom!) and Beyond Buckskin talks with her about her new accessories collection, Rebelina.