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Great Fashion Show Photos From The "PRESENCE" IFAM Fashion Show.

A Look Back - "PRESENCE" in Santa Fe' fashion show photos
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Native models wearings designs by RVSO James Perry, OxDx, Trickster Company and others strutted their stuff at the at the “PRESENCE” IFAM Fashion Show this summer in Santa Fe.

Artist: Rico Worl (Trickster Company) Model: Alyssa London Photo: Teresa Griego Photo

The “PRESENCE” Fashion Show at IFAM in Santa Fe was a collaboration between Beyond Buckskin Boutique and Native Jeweler’s Society and was presented outside at the Railyard Park in Santa Fe in August during the 2nd annual Indigenous Fine Art Market.

Artist: Dustin Martin (S.O.L.O.) Model: Alyssia Hoover Photo : Rodney Brown

IFAM itself was working out sophomore issues, twists and surprises but the ladies (and men) wearing BBB – Street Wear and contemporary pieces by the Native Jewelers Society gave it their all. It was a sunny day, but a little windy outside in the Railyard Park. It’s easy to get lost out there all by yourself, but the models, designers and jewelers represented their creativity, personal styles and fashion sense in a very upbeat mood to a supportive, cheering audience.

Artist: Kristen Dorsey Model: Alissa Nelson Photo: Teresa Griego Photo

SWAIA held their Haute Couture Fashion Shows in smaller intimate venues and top designers showed the high end side of Native Fashions to an appreciative and well-heeled clientele. IFAM, Beyond Buckskin Boutique and the Native Jewelers Society were aiming at other segments of Native Fashion aficionados and fashionistas, mainly street wear, both Urban and Rez looks, and of course, more affordable lines.

Artist: Crystal Worl (www.TricksterCompany.com) / Model: Andrea Bear King Photo : Rodney Brown

Jessica Metcalfe, owner of BBB: “Beyond Buckskin is headquartered in North Dakota - far from the expected fashion meccas of New York or Los Angeles. Being based in a rural community and close to the owner's Native American reservation community was a priority in order to keep the mission of Beyond Buckskin at the core of day-to-day activities. A primary mission of Beyond Buckskin is to create a substantial movement of Native American representation in the fashion industry and to bring greater recognition to Native artists, cultures, and communities. Beyond Buckskin empowers artists and brings them together; when we work together we can accomplish more – by cost-sharing, event creation, and encouraging artistic synergy.”

One of Beyond Buckskins photo's on Instagram: BeyondBuckskin: "We LOVE this enchanting Floral Print Dress by Tammy Beauvais! Beautiful! Photo by @pierceb007 featuring the beautiful @cassietrottier!"

Artist: Crystal Worl (www.TricksterCompany.com) / Model: Andrea Bear King Photo : Rodney Brown

A primary mission of Beyond Buckskin is to create a substantial movement of Native American representation in the fashion industry and to bring greater recognition to Native artists, cultures, and communities. Beyond Buckskin empowers artists and brings them together; when we work together we can accomplish more – by cost-sharing, event creation, and encouraging artistic synergy.”

Beyond Buckskin, owned by Dr. Jessica Metcalfe (Turtle Mountain Chippewa) and Kristen Dorsey (Chickasaw), were both juried into Martha Stewart’s American Made Competition, along with Bethany Yellowtail (Crow) who was heavily trending at one point. Unfortunately, none of these businesses owned by native female artists made the final selection of 10 award winners, announced on October 23.

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You can visit the IFAM/BBB/NJS websites to purchase items ahead of the holiday season and check out their Facebook pages for any updated and pop up shows around Indian Country. Remember to Buy Native American and support native-owned businesses.

www.TricksterCompany.com

https://www.facebook.com/Beyond-Buckskin-101783476608766/

https://www.facebook.com/Native-Jewelers-Society-463344163800798/

https://www.facebook.com/indigefam?fref=ts

http://www.kristendorseydesigns.com/shop-collections/

http://www.byellowtail.com/shop/

More IFAM Fashion Photos:

Artist: Jeremy Arviso (RVSO DSGN) / no model name Photo : Rodney Brown - Artist: James Perry Model: Jane Vincent Photo: Teresa Griego Photo - Artist: Jared Yazzie (OxDx Clothing) Model: Arla Lucia Photo : Rodney Brown

Artist :Nanibaa Beck / Model :April Chavez / Photo: Teresa Griego

Artist :Roxanne Seoutewa / Model :Aurora Trujillo / Photo: Teresa Griego

Artist :Vernon Begaye / Model :Kamella Bird-Romero / Photo: Teresa Griego

Artist :Wanesia Spry Misquadace / Model :Tazbah Gaussoin / Photo: Teresa Griego