Stunning Native American Fashion Exhibit

by Cristina Muñoz Brown on December 18, 2015

in CULTURAL ARTS,EVENT,FASHION,FEATHER TRENDS

The Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusetts just launched it’s new exhibit Native Fashion Now and it’s the first large scale exhibit showcasing contemporary Native American fashion.

Orlando Dugi (Diné [Navajo]) Cape and dress from “Desert Heat” Collection, 2012 Paint, silk, organza, feathers, beads, and 24k gold; feathers; Courtesy of the designer, Santa Fe. Hair and Makeup: Dina DeVore. Model: Mona Bear. Photo by Nate Francis.

“It was just the right time,” Kramer said. “The stars aligned, and we committed ourselves to doing this exhibition that is just as much about celebrating Native American creativity as well as it is an exhibition celebrating fashion.”- Exhibition curator Karen Kramer via Mic

Among our favorite are these feathered designs from Orlando Dugi, (Diné [Navajo]). Cape and dress from “Desert Heat” Collection, 2012 (Above & Right Below)

Native American Fashion- Left- Wendy Ponca, Osage. Dresses, 2015. Right-Orlando Dugi, Diné -Navajo-. Cape and dress from Desert Heat Collection, 2012

Native American Fashion - Sho Sho Esquiro (Kaska Dene/Cree) Wile Wile Wile dress, “Day of the Dead” Collection, 2013 Seal, beaver tail, carp, beads, silk, rayon, and rooster feathers; skull and tulle fascinator by Dominique Hanke (British) for Sho Sho Esquiro. Photo by Thosh Collins

Sho Sho Esquiro (Kaska Dene/Cree) Wile Wile Wile dress, “Day of the Dead” Collection, 2013

David Gaussoin, Diné -Navajo- and Picuris Pueblo and Wayne Nez Gaussoin, Diné -Navajo- and Picuris Pueblo. Postmodern Boa, 2009. Consuelo Pascual, Diné Navajo and Maya. Gunmetal Pleat dress, 2010.

David Gaussoin, (Diné [Navajo]) and Picuris Pueblo and Wayne Nez Gaussoin, (Diné [Navajo]) and Picuris Pueblo. “Postmodern Boa,” 2009. Consuelo Pascual, (Diné [Navajo]) and Maya. “Gunmetal Pleat” dress, 2010.

Native Fashion Now On view November 21, 2015 to March 6, 2016 Located in the: Special Exhibition Galleries

Click here for the exhibition press release.

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