Indeed, modern fashion has borrowed many ideas from Native American design, such as beading on shirts (Native Youth Magazine). The “Native Fashion Now” exhibition at the National Museum of the American Indian in New York City showcases designers that combine tradition and history with the present. Curated by Karen Kramer, Peabody Essex Museum curator of Native American and Oceanic art and culture, the themes of the show include “Pathbreakers,” “Revisitors,” “Activators,” and “Provocateurs,” with nearly 70 featured objects.
- Label text. Desert Heat, 2012. Orlando Dugi (Diné [Navajo]). “Native Fashion Now,” 2017, National Museum of the American Indian, New York.
- “Native American Fashion.” Native Youth Magazine. Accessed July 2017. http://nativeyouthmagazine.com/fashion.html