We asked designer and fashion show producer Angelena Campobasso of Creative Native to tell us about some Washington-State based Indigenous fashion designers she admires. She told us about an array of talent in the Indigenous design community, including designers who work in fashion, jewelry and accessories, and even wearable art!
Read our interview here to learn more about Angelena and how she helps put Native designers front and center on the runway!
Powwow Baby || Faith Price (Women and children clothing designer)
"I met her through a colleague from Gonzaga. Faith was recommended as an upcoming Indigenous designer. Her designs are breathtaking, and she is such a quality, gracious, intelligent and talented young lady. It is an honor to know her and work with her. She even supplied me with some models!"
Lil Raindrop || Pam Amtrout (Wearable art/painter)
I have known Pam for about 10 years. She is an amazing painter. Most of the art hanging on my walls is from Pam! She was in my very first show. I said, "Pam your work is so beautiful, you should paint shirts, purses, and boots!" So, she did! She was a model and wore her own designs along with our other beautiful models. Her work is featured in the surrounding Seven Nations casinos.
Night Raven Design || Amy Mitchell (Indigenous designer)
"I met Amy through my cousin, and she is quite a talented, honorable, funny woman. I asked her to bring us some designs, and she brought it alright! Her designs were worn in our Creative Native Show at the Spokane Convention Center."
Selena Kearney || Modern fashion designer
"I met Selena through my cousin, she lives in Seattle and was our only designer to design wedding dresses and faux furs! Her work was stunning on the runway! I had to buy some of her furs myself."