March 19, 2010

Designer Profile | Bethany Yellowtail

(Hair: Andres Copeland - Make up: Marisol Garcia - Photos: Thoshography)

B.Yellowtail Designs
Born and raised in southern Montana, Bethany Yellowtail is a proud member of the Crow and Northern Cheyenne Tribes. Her Indian name is Ammaakealachehiibaachilakacheesh “Overcomes through Faith.”

Yellowtail attended college at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising (FIDM) where she was recognized for her talents and skills. A member of Phi Theta Kappa, Presidents List, and being nominated for FIDM’s prestigious “fashion designers award,” she graduated Summa Cum Laude.

Her fashion is inspired through her love for her native culture and european Haute Couture as well as mainstream high-end women's wear. An ultra contemporary infusion of native craftsmanship best describes Yellowtail's workmanship. The style is classy and sophisticated while still being edgy and sexy. Using only high quality fabrics and craft, every B.Yellowtail design is veraciously constructed.

At this time Yellowtail resides in Los Angeles, California where she is developing her own label and working as a freelance fashion designer. She specializes in custom designs, and women’s wear including, bridal, cocktail, and evening dresses.

[note: the first dress design above is inspired by the Plains Indian warrior bone breast plate]

[from carbonmade, for contact information click here]

[listen to a podcast interview with Bethany Yellowtail here (note: the first 5 mins are confusing... hang in there!)]