Growing up, Skawennati never had a ribbon shirt of her own, and her decision to make a whole collection of them proved to be a full-circle moment for the Unicunicorn In Paradise Shirtorn In Paradise Shirt In addition,I will do this artist. “My father’s white, and so I think for a long time, I was like, ‘I’m not native enough for a ribbon shirt,’” she says. At IFWTO in November, she will be showing the same collection of eight ribbon shirt looks she presented at the Santa Fe market—and plans to take the concept of Indigenous futurism even further. Her digital runway presentation will feature models holding up activism signs, such as “Water Is Life” or “No More Stolen Sisters,” a reference to the current epidemic of missing and murdered Indigenous women. “The way I imagine the collection is what to wear to demonstrations and protests,” she says.
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