The Portland Art Museum defines the designers who follow as Activators who “embrace an everyday, personal style that engages with today’s trends and politics.”
Native Fashion Now Jewelry
There were not a lot of pieces, but these were my favorites. This first piece is a commentary on pop culture and history. Arrgh! I managed to miss the artists names on the cuffs/bracelets below!
Native Fashion Now–Part Four–Accessories
Here are the great accessories ranging from an umbrella to men’s shoes. The Portland Art Museum is showing the beaded, knee-high boots in the first photos shown below in their exhibit advertising and for good reason. They are special. Artist Jamie Okuma has beaded a pair of Christian Louboutin boots, leaving the trademark red soles […]
Native Fashion Now Continues…
While much of the exhibit features what would be considered contemporary, upscale fashion or wearable art, there are also designs focusing on traditional Native American garments with an emphasis on traditional bead work and other materials.