Buffalo Thunder Resort & Casino, teaming with the New Mexico Rail Runner Express, will be hosting a rail fashion show Saturday, January 23 from 6-8 p.m. The Casino, in its effort to support Native arts, is presenting this opportunity to view the hottest in Native fashion.
The fashion show, titled Thunder Run, will feature designs by Pilar Agoyo, Michelle Tapia Browning, Jerry Ingram, Patricia Michaels, and Penny Singer. These couture garments will be worn by all New Mexico models. I’ve had the great pleasure of viewing fashion shows featuring the edgy vinyl garments by Agoyo and the ephemeral clothing by Michaels, and this show will definitely be a crowd pleaser. Tapia Browning works in a variety of media, including photography, but she also designs clothing for family and friends, including the Pueblo of Pojoaque Governor George Rivera. She also designed the uniforms worn by most Buffalo Thunder hotel personnel. Ingram is known for replicating historic beadwork created by Plains and Plateau Indians during the late 1800s, and Singer’s chic jackets are always quick to sell. Augusta Meyers, former news anchor, will emcee the event.
Thunder Run is an opportunity for New Mexicans to enjoy chic Native fashion and great food and spirits all while benefiting a worthy cause: although the event is free and open to the public, donations will be collected for the Northern New Mexico Boys & Girls Clubs. Fashion for a cause!
Many of these designers are featured in the new Thunder Magazine, which was published this month. Thunder Magazine is an in-room publication of Buffalo Thunder Resort & Casino designed for resort guests, and is distributed at the property and other Pojoaque Pueblo locations. This publication will be available to all fashion show guests, who will also enjoy savory hors d’œuvres and a goodie bag packed with gifts, including Medicine Mountain body lotion, a signature offering of Buffalo Thunder Resort’s luxurious Wo’P’in Spa.
WHAT: Thunder Run Fashion Show
WHERE: Tewa Grand Ballroom at the Buffalo Thunder Resort & Casino, 30 Buffalo Thunder Trail, Santa Fe, NM. Highway 84/285.
WHEN: Saturday, Jan. 23, 6–8 p.m.
COST: Free. Open to the public