Fashion Show features all Native American designs, models

Native American models will bless the runway for the first time at the Spokane Convention Center on Oct. 15 wearing fashions designed by Native Americans.

“Native American fashion designers throughout the Northwest region and beyond have joined together to create this event. I believe it’s the first-ever all-Native fashion show like this in our region, said Angelena Campobasso, producer of the show and owner of Creative Native Consulting.

“Several teams of designers will present their fashions, including modern and traditional clothing, jewelry and other accessories.”

Several tribes

Designers and models hail from the Colville, Nez Perce, Shoshone-Bannock, Coeur d’Alene, Cree, Arapaho, Chehalis, Tlingit, Spokane, Kalispell, Warm Springs, Cherokee, Paiute, Quinault and Wampanoag and Massachusetts tribes.

Men, women, and children’s fashions will be featured.

“This is going to be more than a fashion show. We will have exhibitions of live performances of champion dancers,” Campobasso said. “Our runway performances will be pure excitement and pure entertainment for the whole family.”

Designers will also sell their fashions beginning at 4 p.m. prior to the show. The event schedule includes:

Doors open at 4 p.m. for Native Designers Vendor Booths. Anyone can come to the Vending Event from 4–6 p.m. Vendors will be available during the VIP Party as well.

For the fashion show, doors open at 6 p.m. and showtime is at 7 p.m. on Oct. 15.

VIP party follows from 9-10:30 p.m.

Tickets can be purchased at and at the door.

Read the full story in the Oct. 5, 2106 edition of the Statesman-Examiner.