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More than Just a Trend: Rethinking the ‘Native’ in Fashion

November 9, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Lecture by Dr. Jessica R. Metcalfe

The presentation tells a story in three parts that highlights the rich history of Native American adornment, the exciting Native designers who produce contemporary fashion, and the issues concerning Native appropriations in the mainstream fashion industry.

Dr. Jessica R. Metcalfe (Turtle Mountain Chippewa) is the owner of Beyond Buckskin, which is a website and boutique dedicated to promoting and selling Native American-made fashion. She has co-curated exhibitions and taught college courses in Native American studies, studio art, art history, and literature. Her current work focuses on American Indian art, clothing, and design from all time periods, with an emphasis on contemporary artists.

This event is held in conjunction with the exhibition Crafted Strangers, on view at The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design September 15, 2017 – January 6, 2018.

Crafted Strangers is curated by the 2017 CCCD Curatorial Fellows Matters Unsettled (Cass Gardiner and Quizayra Gonzalez) and organized by CCCD.

The 2017 CCCD Curatorial Fellowship was made possible by the John & Robyn Horn Foundation. Exhibition programming is supported by Donna and Ralph Briskin. CCCD is supported in part by a grant from the N.C. Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources. Benchspace programming is supported in part by Sara and Bill Morgan.


November 9, 2017
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm


The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design
67 Broadway
Asheville, 28801
(828) 785-1357


The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design
(828) 785-1357