Museum goers were struck with a multi-sensory experience of vibrant colors, textures, metal works, and sounds enveloping them into the multi-faceted world of Native fashion. The exhibition illuminates nearly 100 works from 71 designers, spanning the past half-century. It explores the vitality of Native fashion designers and artists, from pioneering style-makers to today’s maverick designers making their mark in today’s world of fashion.
Fourteen of the designers made the trip to Portland to take part in opening weekend festivities, which included a reception, opening lecture, and Pop-Up Boutique.
Read what local critics have to say.
“Portland’s Most Couture Fashion Right Now is at the Art Museum.” —Willamette Week.
“Native American Fashion Design Shines in a Landmark Exhibit.” —Portland Monthly.
“Native Fashion Now at The Portland Art Museum: Prepare to be wowed.” —examiner.com