Monday, September 26, 2011
Bright colors, geometric patterns, and feathers. I do love them all. While it's cool that Navajo-inspired fashion is trendy, it would be even cooler if people took the time to understand what the geometric symbols and patterns meant to the Navajo culture. A Navajo interviewed for the article asks the reporter, "Do the New York fashion designers understand that Navajo is a living culture?" In other words, do they understand they still exist? It's also interesting that some of the younger Navajo artists mentioned in the article seem receptive to sharing their culture through art and fashion with the outside world.
Anyway, it's a very interesting article. Click here to read more. If you ever get the chance to visit Navajoland in Northern Arizona, do so. Millions of acres of some of the most beautiful, wide-open space you'll ever see. It's an incredible place.