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4th Annual Native Fashion in the City Kicks off Friday in Denver

4th Native Fashion in the City Indigenous fashion show -- focused on Indigenous designers, models, and stylists -- kicks off Friday in Denver with ACONAV

The 4th annual Native Fashion in the City Indigenous fashion show -- focused on up and coming Indigenous designers, models, and stylists -- kicks off this Friday in Denver, just blocks from the site of the annual Denver March Pow Wow.

Loren Aragon, Acoma Pueblo. Photo -- Aconav website / Native Fashion in the City

Loren Aragon, Acoma Pueblo.

Featured Acoma Pueblo Designer Loren Aragon of ACONAV is one of the featured NFITC designers with designs that incorporate elements inspired by the Acoma Pueblo traditions and pottery art culture.

After a successful launch of his brand in the acclaimed Phoenix Fashion Week prior to the event in Denver, Native American fashion designer Loren Aragon of ACONAV will present his latest collection at the 4th Annual Native Fashion in the City (NFITC) on Friday, March 24th, 2017 and will debut his first 2017 Autumn/Winter collection.

“I want to represent the culture of my people with the hopes of inspiring future generations in our community,” says Aragon. “I feel that we as Native Americans need a greater presence in the fashion industry. This experience allows me to respectfully represent a part of the indigenous culture in North America.”

Kelly Holmes, Editor-in-Chief and founder of Native Max Magazine and the producer of Native Fashion in the City, says Loren Aragon of ACONAV is a notable addition to the show.

“At last year’s NFITC, ACONAV was definitely one of the showstoppers.” said Holmes in a release, “We certainly can’t wait to see the newest ACONAV collection on this year’s runway.”

Holmes and her team began to introduce Native fashion to the Mile-High City in 2013 and the idea has gained popularity with every yearly production.

“We are an indigenous fashion show that believes in and promotes Native fashion with an emphasis on cultural Native American diversity, said Holmes in the release. “Native Fashion in the City is an annual event where Native American fashion designers, stylists, models and photographers are showcased in a city where the native culture and heritage is still thriving.”

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According to the release, ACONAV is a Native American owned & operated fashion brand specializing in women’s couture evening wear, based in Phoenix, AZ and founded on the idea of connecting with the world through shared cultural beliefs expressed through art and fashion. The mission of the brand is to respectfully represent a part of the Native American culture in high-end fashion, with the idea of evoking the empowerment of the female spirit.

The evening will consist of a fashion market, runway show, and will end with an after party featuring big names in Indigenous entertainment.

The event is scheduled to kick off at 6:30 PM on Friday March 24th, 2017 at the Cluster Studios. Tickets are required and is open to all-ages.

For more information and to purchase tickets visit www.nativefashioninthecity.com.

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