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Acoma Designer Pushes Creative Boundaries in the Fashion World

Oct 29, 2018

 

In 2017, the School for Advanced Research awarded Acoma designer, Loren Aragon, with the Ronald and Susan Dubin Fellowship. While at SAR Aragon developed new work that continues his style of merging contemporary aesthetics with imagery inspired by his own cultural heritage. This year, Aragon’s designs have been appearing on fashion-week runways and in special exhibits.

Loren Aragon, © School for Advanced Research
In a recent piece, New Mexico Magazine highlighted Aragon and four fellow Native American designers who are making an impact on the world of fashion in exciting ways. Aragon’s contributions to the article underscore the power of connecting traditional practices with innovative approaches:

Acoma Pueblo’s pottery is Aragon’s creative well, but he takes the art beyond clay. “I want to show the importance of preserving our culture through different mediums.” … “I wanted to stimulate the youth to expand and not just be a pottery culture, to take what we know to be our traditional art and to present it in a more creative way.” Pick up the November issue or read the full article online …

 


Learn more about Aragon’s time at SAR in his 2017 video-profile at the School for Advanced Research

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