August 14, 2014

Santa Fe Indian Market 2014: Fashion, Style, and Fun Events

In less than a week, my feet will be standing in the beautiful high desert of New Mexico. And by 'standing,' I mean rockin' 4 inch heels with my favorite dress, on my phone, en route to an art or fashion event or meeting with a curator, designer, or friend.. It's time for Santa Fe Indian Market!

This year is particularly special because the Santa Fe Indian Market has the most fashion events it has ever had. This is very exciting. Typically, the fashion events are held on the outskirts of SWAIA's sanctioned booths, but this year we happily see them showcased at the center.

So without further adieouuououuuuu - Here's my annual list of fashion and fun events where you'll be sure to find me, and this list includes events that you must attend if you're a fashion lover like myself. From streetwear to couture, we've got you covered. Scroll down to learn more.


WHAT: IFAM Kickoff Party 
WHEN: 9pm-1am
WHERE: The Den, located at 132 W. Water St.
MORE: Kick off the 'weekend' (yea, I know, it's only Wednesday) at the Indigenous Fine Art Market glow dance party at the Den. Featuring music by DJ Brian Frejo, Culture Shock Camp, Sol Galeano, and Quese IMC. There's a $5 cover to benefit IFAM programming. Click here to learn more.


WHAT: Virgil Ortiz Pop-Up Boutique
WHEN: 9am-5pm, Aug 21-24 (Multi-day event)
WHERE: La Fonda Hotel
MORE: Pop it up! Shop awesome gear by the amazing Virgil Ortiz. See that VO magic in person! Click here to learn more.

WHAT: Indigenous Fine Art Market
WHEN: 10am-5pm, Aug 21-23 (Multi-day event)
WHERE: Santa Fe Railyard
MORE: Yay! IFAM launches - shop the artist booths at this all new space for rockin' artists. Click here for more information.

WHAT: An Art, Fashion, and Style Extravaganza
WHEN: 5pm-7pm
WHERE: The Museum of Contemporary Native Arts (IAIA Museum)
MORE: Beyond Buckskin in collaboration with Presence 4.0 and RezonateArt present a fashion pop up shop and style event during the Museum of Contemporary Native Arts annual fall exhibition opening. Come looking fly! Fashion by Jared Yazzie for OxDx, Alano Edzerza, The Soft Museum, Beyond Buckskin, and more! Strike a pose, check out some art, buy some fashion. Click here for more information.

WHAT: Legends, Legacy, and Living Artists event, with Fashion Installation
WHEN: 5pm-7pm
WHERE: Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
MORE: Freeze models, featuring couture by Jamie Okuma, Orlando Dugi, Bethany Yellowtail, and Sho Sho Esquiro. A Tribute to legendary sculptor Allan Houser as celebrated by current Native American Artists and the SFIM community. At this event several SFIM Artists and Designers will be available such as Jesse Monongya, Kenneth Johnson, Jamie Okuma, etc. Closed event. Click here for more information.

WHAT: Virgil Ortiz Made in Native America Tee sale and live poster printing
WHEN: 5pm-8pm
WHERE: Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
MORE: Check out Virgil Ortiz and Adam Parker as they do live poster printing during this community event, and snatch up a popular 'Made in Native America' tee for yourself, and for everyone in your family. Click here for more info.

WHAT: A Tribe Called Red Concert on the Hill
WHEN: 8pm-10pm
WHERE: Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
MORE: The first ever SWAIA-sanctioned concert on the hill featuring the oh-so-popular DJ crew that mixes powwow beats with dubstep for an unforgettable night of dancing! Click here for more information


WHAT: Sneak and General Preview of Award Winning Art
WHEN: 5:30-9:30pm
WHERE: Santa Fe Community Convention Center
MORE: Check out the winners! SWAIA's Artist Awards Sneak Preview gives SWAIA members the early opportunity to see the best of Indian Market art. The General Preview that follows opens the doors to the public for a glimpse at the award-winning artwork. For Tickets Call (505) 983-5220. Click here for more information.

WHAT: Etkie x Beyond Buckskin Launch Reception
WHEN: 3pm-5pm
WHERE: Secreto Lounge located in Hotel St. Francis
MORE: Bringing the creativity of New Mexico female Native artists to an international audience, come check out the newest collection by Etkie and shop the curated collection by Beyond Buckskin at this chic reception.

WHAT: Prismatic Fashion Show
WHEN: 7pm-8pm
WHERE: The Santa Fe Railyard
MORE: The Indigneous Fine Arts Market presents a runway fashion and jewelry show with Jolene Chee, Kristen Dorsey, Connie Tsosie-Gaussoin, David Gaussoin, Tazbah Gaussoin, Wayne Nez Gaussoin, Designhouse Darylene, Sun Rose Iron Shell, and Bethany Yellowtail. Click here for more information.

WHAT: Cumulus featuring A Tribe Called Red
WHEN: 9pm-2am
WHERE: Buffalo Thunder Resort and Casino
MORE: Round two from these rockstar DJs! Can you handle it?!


WHAT: Santa Fe Indian Market 2014
WHEN: 7am-5pm, Aug 23-24 (Multi-day event)
WHERE: The Plaza, downtown Santa Fe
MORE: Finally! The moment we've all been waiting for - thousands of artists set up booths to show off their masterpieces - come take in the beauty. Bring comfy shoes, your wallet, and a big ol' smile.

WHAT: Beyond Buckskin and IFAM present PRISMATIC II
WHEN: 11am-12pm
WHERE: Santa Fe Railyard
MORE: A fun and lively streetwear fashion show featuring some of our favorite up-and-coming designers: Jared Yazzie, Alano Edzerza, The Soft Museum and various other designers associated with Beyond Buckskin. Plus, stick around for a meet and greet with each of the designers!

WHAT: SWAIA Couture Fashion Show
WHEN: 2pm
WHERE: Cathedral Park
MORE: Santa Fe Indian Market is pleased to announce a High Fashion Runway Show to Cathedral Park. Designers Orlando Dugi, Jamie Okuma, Bethany Yellowtail, and Sho Sho Esquiro will be showcasing their newest designs for Market goers. This Special Event showcases one-of-a-kind designs, handmade for this week of High Fashion Design.

WHAT: SWAIA Live Auction Gala
WHEN: 5pm-9pm
WHERE: La Fonda Hotel
MORE: Featuring fashion and VO live body painting. Closed event. Click here to learn more.

WHAT: Cumulus Fashion Show
WHEN: 9pm-2am
WHERE: Buffalo Thunder Resort and Casino
MORE: Oooooh yes see awesome fashion designs by Pilar, Orlando, Sho Sho, Kevin, Shayne, Sun Rose, and more! Watch the models strut to beats by DJ Element, and grab snaps by Thoshography. Oh so shi shi. Get your tickets early and save $5 *winky face*

WHAT: Spindian Market 2014
WHEN: 9pm-2am
WHERE: Skylight Santa Fe
MORE: An ultra-fun dance party with giveaways by Beyond Buckskin! Who loves freebies? I love freebies! Click here to learn more.


WHAT: SFIM Fashion Event: Fashion and Designer Challenge
WHEN: 9am-12pm
WHERE: Plaza Main Stage
MORE: The Fashion and Designer Challenge (formerly the Native American Clothing Contest) is one of the most beloved and anticipated events of SFIM. The contest includes categories for traditional and contemporary Native American fashions; featuring children and adult participants with award prizes in many categories.


WHAT: Recover
WHEN: All day
WHERE: At your nearest bed, couch, or kitchen table
MORE: What more can I say?