Native Fashion Now: North American Indian Style
'Spirits loom, thread, fly and whisper through this entire exhibition, which makes clear how little spirit, usually none, is in most of the clothes we wear' The Wall Street Journal
Fashion has always been influenced by Native American design, but it s only recently that Native designers themselves have started to break into the fashion industry in a big way.
The book, which accompanies a 2015/6 exhibition at the Peabody Essex Museum, is divided into sections according to the designers' personal styles. Entitled Pathbreakers, Revisitors, Activators and Provocateurs, the sections showcase images of the work of dozens of fashion designers, from Virgil Ortiz to Patricia Michaels to Jamie Okuma. The book also includes a few Native-influenced pieces by non-Native designers, like Isaac Mizrahi and Ralph Lauren.
With examples that range from haute couture to casual streetwear, from evening gowns to beaded boots, and from skateboards to umbrellas, Native Fashion Now explores the visual range, creative expression and political nuance of Native American fashion.
- Author: Karen Kramer, Curator of Native American Art and Culture at the Peabody Essex Museum
- Hardcover: 144 pages
- Date published: November 2015
- Language: English
- Delivery: Allow 2-3 weeks
- ISBN: 978-3791354699
- Product Dimensions: 30.5 x 26.7 x 1.9 cm