Native American Fashion Show Raises Money For Scholarships


Native American Fashion Show Raises Money For Scholarships
Several pieces, like dress above by Macile Reevis, will be shown. Photo courtesy of http://www.tribal-traditions.net/

Interested in the latest fashion tips and trends? Attend the Native American Scholarship Dinner and Fashion Show at the Cal Poly Pomona Bronco Student Center, Ursa Major.

This lively fundraiser will feature the work of up and coming Native American fashion designers on May 1 from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m.

The family-friendly event was created to raise money for Native American student scholarships. For one night, attendees will enjoy live entertainment and refreshments for a good cause. This charitable effort will foster education and expose Native American students to the world of fashion.   

“The fundraiser is an opportunity for students to get their work out there,” said Stuart Sparvier, Native American Student Center coordinator. “I hope the event will inspire students to explore careers in the fashion industry.”

Six designers are scheduled to participate. Cal Poly Pomona student-volunteers will help model the artists' creations, which will range from traditional Native American attire to contemporary clothing styles.  

Attendees will preview selections from the clothing line of renowned fashion designer Macile Reevis. Known for her unique creations, Reevis incorporates elements of her Native American heritage to each of her designs.

The event is hosted by the Cal Poly Pomona Native American Student Center, in conjunction with the Native American Education Task Force and Charlene Teters, the Hugh O. La Bounty Chair of Interdisciplinary Studies.

General admission tickets are $40 and $10 for students. For more information, call the Native American Student Center at (909) 869-6877.