Native Fashion Now

Philbrook
Oct 02, 2016 - Jan 08, 2017

Visitors were treated to the rich and surprising realm of contemporary Native fashion. The exhibition begins with the collaborations of Cherokee designer Lloyd Kiva New and Hopi jeweler Charles Loloma in the 1960s and ’70s, which set the stage for work being created by Native artists today. From the sleek black-and-white designs of Virgil Ortiz to the outrageous beaded boots by Jamie Okuma, Native artists are inspired by the past but making pieces for the here and now. Organized by the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusetts.