Yaamava' Resort & Casino at San Manuel
The first-ever Yaamava’ Fashion Daze, an event held April 20-21, 2023, at Yaamava’ Resort & Casino at San Manuel, provided an opportunity for Native American designers to showcase their work.
The event also featured a panel discussion moderated by Vogue contributor Christian Allaire with Indigenous designers and San Manuel Band of Mission Indians Tribal Citizens.
(Luiseño, Shoshone-Bannock, Wailaki, Okinawan and enrolled member of the La Jolla Band of Indians) specializes in one-of-a-kind pieces that are hand-executed
(Tlingit—Eagle Kaagwaantaan clan) draws inspiration from traditional Tlingit formline designs, historic artifacts, spruce root basket weaving patterns, as well as the contrast and texture of metals.
Creative Director and Founder of SECTION 35. He is a member of the Samson Cree Nation and was born and raised in Nipisihkopahk (Samson) on Treaty 6 Territory. His work blends the past with the present and finds inspiration in the juxtaposition between these elements.
Orlando Dugi draws inspiration from his childhood memories of stargazing in the desert of northern Arizona while spending summer vacations on his paternal grandparents’ sheep ranch.
Cult of Individuality
The brand has become a staple for the fashion-conscious denim enthusiasts. Driven by music and fueled by a passion to outfit the streets in fashion forward looks, Cult is thriving.
The peculiar way of sewing the T-shirts, combining the prints with silks, gave such an original result that nothing similar could be found anywhere in the world.
Freak City LA
Los-Angeles based design duo Freak City LA have their finger on the pulse of “what’s up.”
Founded in 2022 by Oksana Zhmud, the brand celebrates beauty and women from all cultures: strong, beautiful, and powerful.
FASHION PANEL DISCUSSION
The two-day event also featured a panel discussion that highlighted the intersectionality of Native voices emerging in fashion design and the need for representation. The discussion was hosted by Vogue’s Christian Allaire featuring Sabrina Castenada, San Manuel Tribal Citizen and retail business owner in Los Angeles; Amaris Calderon, San Manuel Tribal Citizen and Fashion Influencer; Amber Midthunder, Native Actress; Jamie Okuma, Native Fashion Designer.