Native Fashion Now

Just as Columbus-era Native Americans developed techniques for working with the colorful Venetian beads that they acquired through trade, the skills of their descendants have also evolved to reflect the latest innovations. In Wendy Ponca’s dresses that are inspired by the “Sky World,” she blends fox fur and bald eagle feathers with crystals and Mylar, a reflective silver material found in space shuttles.

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Desperately Seeking Sustainable Style

 “Looking back in History, we see that the origins of fashion portray the character of a world built by manual techniques and natural fibers. Design was carried out as a reflection of culture and society. These are the images of an extinct world we need to recover.”   – Adriana Marina, Founder of Animana Anyone with…

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Gilded Mane

TALES FROM THE WINDING PATH I must warn you in advance that the following story is incomplete. Memory has a way of presenting its own reality, of dwelling on some events and ignoring others entirely. All I have are my recollections, old photographs, written words, and my mother’s elephantine memory, in order to piece together the various …

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90’s Revival

When we look in the rear-view, it is always the most outrageous moments that end up defining an era. The twenties flapper, eighties punk rocker, and nineties grunge bands represented small slivers of the population, but now seem to epitomize the decades in which they were the outlying occurrences. I thought that I was the…

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Trend Report 2013: Contrast & Flights of Fancy

Most things have been done before so what makes for an interesting composition can often be a purposeful arrangement of recognizable parts… the juxtaposition of two different or opposing concepts into a single form to create something entirely new, or when 1+1=3! There are various thoughts relating to opposites and the dynamics that arise when…

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Trend Trafficking

There is an inverse relationship between trends and originality and leaning too much in either direction means running the risk of becoming obsolete: a person can either succumb to the pressures of conformity, forfeiting one’s point of view along the way, or lose relevance to a world that demands constant negotiation. NAVIGATING THE FINE LINE…

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