The evolution of designer Brandon Maxwell Before becoming a reality-TV judge on Bravo’s revamped Project Runway, which just wrapped its 18th season last week, American fashion designer Brandon Maxwell made a name for himself by dressing three of America’s most iconic women in fashion: Oprah, Michelle Obama, and most notably, his best friend and muse, Lady … Continue reading An American Fashion Dream
Academy of Art University’s School of Fashion presents the New York Fashion Week Spring 2020 Graduate Show at Skylight on Vesey THIS ARTICLE WAS ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN THE OCTOBER 2019 ISSUE OF THE ACADEMY ART U NEWS NEWSPAPER. | PHOTOS BY DANIELLE RUEDA. As eager attendees ascend to the third floor of the Financial District’s Skylight on … Continue reading Defining the Next Generation in Fashion
THIS ARTICLE WAS ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN THE OCTOBER 2019 ISSUE OF THE ACADEMY ART U NEWS NEWSPAPER. BELOW IS THE EXTENDED VERSION | PHOTOS BY DANIELLE RUEDA. It’s 12:30 p.m. on a warm Sunday afternoon in Midtown Manhattan, and like many other fashion professionals around New York City, I’m jumping into yet another shared Lyft … Continue reading An Afternoon in NYC with Designer Chelsea Grays
I’m honored to represent the Diné nation, my school, and the field of fashion journalism as a recipient of this amazing award. -Niya READ THE FULL ANNOUNCEMENT HERE: NAJA NEWSROOM Continue reading The Native American Journalists Association announced five Indigenous students as winners of the 2019 NAJA Facebook Journalism Project Scholarships.
Rolling Rack Boutique is providing Arizonans with the L.A. experience “My brand is Where Sweet Meets Street. We can be pretty in pink but let out an F Bomb if we need to.” In the city of Scottsdale, Rolling Rack Boutique has quickly earned the moniker “The Beverly Hills on Wheels.” The refurbished, rose gold-wrapped … Continue reading The Beverly Hills on Wheels
Indigenize your style the right way. On Sunday, May 5th, I styled my first editorial shoot with a community-driven collaboration with Arizona’s top creatives including Roberto Cordero Jr. (photographer), Bianca Mead (model), and Gilbert Tellez (hair and makeup). The concept for the shoot was redefining indigenous style with a modern twist. Too often there’s a … Continue reading Styling: Modern Indigeneity
THIS ARTICLE WAS ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED ON THE MEDIUM WEBSITE ON 28 APRIL 2019. Indigenous designer Bethany Yellowtail takes it back old school Earlier this month, the ready-to-wear fashion label B. Yellowtail unveiled its Spring/Summer 2019 vintage-inspired collection dedicated to Basahkaales (Crow word for grandmothers) and championed as the company’s “most sustainable collection to date.” Sustainable in … Continue reading B.yellowtail launches a sustainable Spring collection dedicated to indigenous grandmothers