Native Fashion Now

Native Fashion Now North American Indian Style

Hardback (28 Oct 2015) | English

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Mainstream American fashion has always been influenced by Native American design, and that's because Native artists have always created exquisite clothing, jewelry, and accessories of their own. But it's only recently that Native designers themselves have started to break into the fashion industry in a big way. Current Native fashion is both wearable and beautiful and, as this volume reveals, increasingly fashion-forward. The book is divided into sections according to the designers' personal styles. Entitled "Pathbreakers," "Revisitors," "Activators" and "Provocateurs," the sections showcase images of the work of dozens of fashion designers, from Virgil Ortiz to Patricia Michaels to Jamie Okuma. The book even includes a few Native-influenced pieces by non-Native designers, like Isaac Mizrahi and Ralph Lauren. The designers in the book have dressed presidents' wives and been finalists on Project Runway, sold their work around the world, and seen it acquired by museums and private collectors. With examples that range from haute couture to casual streetwear, from evening gowns to beaded boots, and from skateboards to umbrellas, Native Fashion Now demonstrates the extraordinary range and talent of designers who honor important cultural traditions while creating breathtaking of-the-moment fashion.

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Prestel is one of the world's leading illustrated book publishers with a stunning list of beautifully crafted books on all aspects of art, architecture, photography and design. From the latest pop culture and fashion to major exhibition catalogues, Prestel ensures that quality reigns throughout everything they publish. Prestel is the publisher for art lovers, designers and those with an eye for beauty - young and old alike, Prestel appeals to all those with a passion for visual culture.

Book information

ISBN: 9783791354699
Publisher: Prestel
Imprint: Prestel
Pub date:
DEWEY: 746.920747445
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 144
Weight: 1294g
Height: 264mm
Width: 307mm
Spine width: 21mm