Patricia Michaels Fashion Show! Friday, August 17th, 2018 - Limited Seats Available!
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About Patricia Michaels
Innovative. Eco-Friendly. Avant-garde. Distinctive. Fashion-Forward. Organic. Unique. Leader. Showstopper. These are just a few words that come to mind when you hear the name Patricia Michaels.
For over 20 years, Patricia Michaels, has been producing one-of-a-kind couture that defies fashion trends. Growing up in Santa Fe, NM, she was surrounded by beauty—in culture, landscape and art, all which greatly influenced her design aesthetic. Her Native American culture is deeply rooted in New Mexico, and as a child she spent a lot of time on the Taos Pueblo where many of her family, including her grandparents, lived. In this majestic, untouched terrain, Patricia received a unique education--the environment became her teacher, and with the help of her elders, she learned to respect and honor the process of working with her hands and heart.
Most recently, Patricia has gained national recognition for Peabody Essex Museum show, "Native Fashion Now" 2015 and international attention after receiving the highly prestigious Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian, Arts and Design Award from the museum board of directors in New York City in November 2014. She is the very first recipient of this award, an historic achievement.
After her successful run on the Emmy Award winning season 11 of “Project Runway” in 2012 where she won the first runner up title, she was recently asked back to the “Project Runway All Stars”, Season 4. Her “Project Runway” debut was a historical first for a Native American designer and has brought her many new opportunities to showcase her sought out fashion and textiles.
Patricia was the first Native American Designer to have a collection at the Lincoln Center during the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in NYC. Her Fall/Winter 2013 "TREES" Collection wowed the audiences far and wide. PM Waterlily later had a Couture Capsule Collection in September, 2013 during New York Fashion Week as part of “Runway the Real Way” at Yotel Hotel. Her Ready-to-Wear Spring/Summer 2014 "SEEDS" Collection included plus sizes 12-26 and debuted October, 2013 in Santa Fe, NM. The previous year, she had shown her designs at Bryant Park in New York during Fashion Week, as part the production by UNRESERVED: American Indian Fashion and Art Alliance, funded by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.
After participating in “Project Runway”, actor, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, star of TV'S hit show Modern Family, contacted Patricia to become a guest designer for his line of bowties- JTF Bowties. The proceeds for Patricia’s ties went to The Freedom to Marry Act, in NM. Patricia has continued to work with Ferguson to form “Tie The Knot”, with proceeds to aid the ACLU of NM & Why Marriage Matters, New Mexico. Her bowtie’s are one of the top ten best sellers.
Patricia has been featured in numerous publications including: Wall Street Journal; "Art Review", interview with Andrea Shea of WBUR (for NPR's Here & Now), interview with Karen Holmes Ward at WCVB Cityline TV studios
Please come by so you can meet Patricia and see all of her newest fashions.
Patricia and True West hope to see you on Friday, August 17th. Limited tickets are available, so reserve your spot now.
- General Admission$25$250$0