Native Fashion in the City Announces Schedule for 2017
Native Fashion In The City to feature two distinguished Native American designers Jared Yazzie (OxDx) and Loren Aragon (ACONAV) in two-day fashion, art and music event in March
DENVER, CO (February 28, 2017) – Native Fashion in the City announce plans for the 4th annual Native Fashion in the City 2017, taking place March 24, 2017, at Cluster Studios in the Ri-No Art district, Denver, Colorado. This premier Indigenous fashion event features top designers and models from across the country.
This time around, the team behind Native Fashion in the City has moved the event to a bigger location closer to the Denver March Powwow. Both major events have mutually agreed to partner on a shuttle service that will transport guests to and from the powwow to Native Fashion in the City.
The popular fashion event will headlined by ACONAV by Loren Aragon, a favorite at Phoenix Fashion Week, and Jared Yazzie of OxDx. Additional designers on the lineup are Marisa Mike (Marisa Mike), Disa Tootoosis (Disa Tootoosis), April Ledford (A.L. Couture) and Lakota Sage (Native Gorilla). In keeping with Native Fashion in the City’s tradition of connecting the audience with the designers, attendees will be invited to shop straight-from-the-runway pieces right after the fashion show via the Native Fashion in the City website.
This will be Jared Yazzie’s fourth time participating in Native Fashion in the City. “Native Max Magazine has been such a support in my art and design goals. Back in 2012, I participated in my very first Native Fashion in the City event and have since grown and built a business that I now run full time. I have been blessed to also see NMM grow into a resource to so many other designers and brands, it’s exciting to be a part of NMM’s future. This next NFITC event will be my 4th time returning OXDX designs to the runway and I know this event will be the best yet.”
Loren Aragon will return to Native Fashion in the City for the second time. “It’s a pleasure to return to NFITC for a second year. I feel this show sets a new standard for the presentation of Indigenous fashion on a premier stage. Many top names in Native fashion have walked this stage and ACONAV is proud to be among them.
” This year will be the first for designers Marisa Mike and Disa Tootoosis. “I’m excited to be a part of this particular show as a stepping stone to building my brand and my ultimate goal is to land my designs in luxury retail stores.” says Marisa Mike. This is also Disa Tootoosis’ first time as a designer at Native Fashion in the City. “I am really looking forward to participating in the Native Fashion in the City fashion show.” explains Disa. “It is a great opportunity to get my name out there, meet new people, get inspired and to showcase my designs.
” Native Fashion in the City lineup of events will include the return of several famed events, including:
● The Native Fashion in the City official kick-off dinner, which is exclusively open to designers and staff members ● Pop-up shops & bazaar during the pre-show reception
● The Native Fashion in the City runway show, which features both emerging and seasoned designers from all over the country
● After-show full of music and guest appearances Relocating the space and coordinating a bigger schedule has been a challenge for the planning team, says Native Max Magazine and Native Fashion in the City founder Kelly Holmes.
“In our first Native Fashion in the City event, we had maybe up to 100 guests. The second year, 200 people attended, and the third event the attendance numbers doubled the previous year. With the pattern in mind of attendance doubling in size every year, we decided to relocate again to a bigger space that can comfortably fit all of our guests.” Anticipating more event participants such as designers and models, along with their friends and families, including VIP guests, the Native Fashion in the City team decided to include more opportunities for networking and growing to make the event worthwhile for everyone. Native Fashion in the City is an annual event based in Denver, Colorado. Since its inception, the event has supported over 100 models, designers, stylists and photographers in growing their talents and brands. Native Fashion in the City 2017 is presented by Wohehiv Films, with guidance from Native Max Magazine. For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit nativefashioninthecity.com.