One of the groups of people I have a keen interest in are the Native Americans. I've had an interest in them for a very long time. I admire their traditional dress, and I love the freedom of life ( I call it that) they had before others came to their land.
There are many Native American fashion designers incorporating their people's designs into clothing creating beautiful garments. I'll mention three today.
by Patricia Michaels
Patrician Michaels uses natural materials such as bamboo and silk hemp. Patricia learned her craft from the Institute of American Indian Art and the Chicago Art Institute. She lived in Venice, Italy for a while learning the art of contructing clothes from an Italian tailor. View her collection at www.pmwaterlily.com.
by Virgil Ortiz
Virgil Ortiz comes from a family of potters, and so that explains why his places pottery designs on some of his clothing. Another familiar design seen on his clothing is the Pueblo cross symbol. His company is called Indigene which also features bags and accessories. Virgil's designs are sold in Scottsdale, Los Vegas, Miami and Los Angeles. Go to www.virgilortiz.com to see more of Virgil's work.
Till next blog!