Fabric flowing, emblazoned with ancient designs painted in bright contemporary colors - scarves in peach geometric patterns or blue organic forms to wrap around and bring the ancient ones back from beyond.
This is the goal of Printed Village's new scarf design competition.
Each month Printed Village holds a contest and the winning design is then transformed into scarves for small boutiques and big retailers like Nordstrom, Anthropologie, and Barneys.
June 9, 2014
Santa Fe has long been an arts mecca. It is an inspiring place - the environment itself is stunning, but the people there are also interesting, creative, and open-minded. It's no surprise then that Santa Fe lays claim to the biggest gathering of Native American artists: every August, thousands of Native artists come together to participate either directly in the annual Santa Fe Indian Market (headed up by the Southwestern Association for Indian Arts) or indirectly, participating in the numerous periphery events happening on the fringes.
June 2, 2014
May 19, 2014
I am reading Taller Flora - a book compiled by fashion artist Carla Fernández. I first became aware of Fernández's work on my recent trip to the East Coast when I took a day trip to Boston and visited Fernandez's fashion exhibit. Though it was a small show, it had a great impact on me. The exhibit was titled Carla Fernández: The Barefoot Designer: A Passion for Radical Design and Community and explored how the traditions and techniques of Indigenous Mexican artists can be applied to modern fashion and styles.
April 26, 2014
So far, the exhibit is slated to showcase 80-100 individual pieces of wearable art by diverse designers from throughout the US and Canada. It will be the biggest and most comprehensive Native fashion exhibit to date and will undoubtedly change how Native-made fashion is perceived, valued and displayed.