SWAIA Indigenous Fashion
Original Designers of North America
GET READY FOR SANTA FE INDIGENOUS FASHION WEEK
SWAIA Indigenous Fashion is thrilled to announce that we are expanding to Santa Fe Native Fashion Week, debuting May 2-5th, 2024.
This Fashion Week includes Fashion Symposia, a soirée and runway days showcasing the creative and innovative talent of Indigenous designers across North America, while featuring artists who merge the boundaries between art, design, and fashion. Contemporary Native American Fashion is a vibrant and diverse field that reflects the ongoing creativity and innovation of Indigenous knowledge expressed through material culture.
SWAIA Indigenous Fashion Week provides space for Native North American designers and artists who had previously been overshadowed by the American fashion empire. Long term goals include the city of Santa Fe becoming the global place to view, experience and create connections with the Indigenous fashion industry.
THE SWAIA RUNWAY MAKES FOR AN UNFORGETTABLE EVENT
From tradition to runway, Indigenous artistic expression is continually shifting, responding to the land and modern environment; some fashions reflect this, may challenge the viewer’s notion of “Indian style”, while some designers use fashion as a means for social activism.