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Red Indian Designer Bethany Yellowtail creates Clothing to support Standing Rock Sioux Tribe

Bethany Yellowtail, the founder of byellowtail.com and has designed 'protector gear' range of clothing to support the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe

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Collins Provost Cheyenne River Sioux. She says: “My beading journey began when I was pregnant with my daughter. I wanted to make her her first pair of moccasins, and from there I continued beading pieces of adornment.” Credit: Byellowtail.com
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October 9, 2016: When Bethany Yellowtail saw the widespread involvement of tribes protesting the North Dakota Access Pipeline, she wanted to help them in whatever way she could and found a unique way out to deal with the crisis.

According to the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, “the pipeline impacts sites of historic, religious and cultural significance and threatens the water supply for its reservation and millions of people downstream.”

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So, Yellowtail started creating Protector Gear. Bethany calls the products “Protector Gear” because she believes that they are not protestors but protectors. This project has helped her create a “garment that is meant to be something and not just for you,” reported billingsgazette.com report.

B.YELLOWTAIL is a Los Angeles based fashion line created by Bethany yellowtail which features art from Great plain tribal region. Founded in the year 2014, it celebrates the beauty of ancient culture. Right now, she is not equipped to produce items in bulk. So she had to use a third party to help her in printing and delivering. This has reduced her profit margins, mentioned the news portal.

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Recently, her father drove her and her friend to Cannon Ball, North Dakota to meet a group to talk about women’s role in tribal culture. She even showed them basic clothing construction skills. “I can’t even describe how powerful it was out there, to be with all those people, praying and asking for help from the Creator.” she said. “It was good affirmation for me to go there. I see how my work and my career path and the things I’m passionate about, how they’re still very much intertwined in the big picture.”

So far, the total sale of the “Protector Gears” has been $6,000. The Standing Rock Sioux tribe will receive all the profit from the T-shirt sales in support of their struggle. Protector Gear is at sale until 10th October. You can buy the T-shirt at www.byellowtail.com. So, hurry up.

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Anju Modi, Nida Mahmood support fluid fashion

Six designers like Anju Modi and Nida Mahmood picked fluid fabric for their autumn-winter collections which they showcased

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Designers are supporting fluid fabrics as the new fashion trend. IANS
Designers are supporting fluid fabrics as the new fashion trend. IANS
  • Designers are now supporting fluid fashion
  • The fluid fabrics are soft and natural
  • Six designers presented their new collection

Six designers like Anju Modi and Nida Mahmood picked fluid fabric for their autumn-winter collections which they showcased here.

Following a live performance, which was an ode to the six designers, models hit the ramp at the Amazon India Fashion Week Autumn-Winter 2018 on Friday in Anju Modi’s creations that were flexible and fluid.

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The designers are now using Liva fabrics. IANS

Her brand has been promoting sustainability in fashion so, it came as no surprise when she presented outfits made of nature-based Liva fabric. Flowy fabrics of Liva and draped silhouettes of this collection in ruby red, honey mustard and teal blue were a perfect combination of fashion and fluidity.

To take the audience closer to nature, the designer even used chopsticks as hair accessories. “My collection is called ‘Mystical Forest’. Chopsticks are made of wood so I thought of using them for the show,” Modi said after the show.

Eshaa Amiin then presented ‘Untamed Desert’. Her collection was a tribute to mysterious, free-spirited and powerful women. Again, the accessories caught the attention of many. The golden coloured chest length earrings, headgear and shades gelled with navy coloured anti-fit outfits that were well intertwined with mustard prints.

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The instrumental music then gave way to Bollywood numbers like “Tamma tamma again” and “Hari om hari” to which models, who looked like an army of bunnies due to their masks, walked showcasing Nida Mahmood’s work on the runway. The oversized tops, tunics, skirts, kurtas and more looked like a spring-summer collection.

Designer Shruti Sancheti immersed the audience in the poetic fairy tales from the classic Russian folk legends through her collection. Layered styles were embroidered with traditional Eastern European cross-stitched patterns of traditional borders and timeless rosette sprays.

Gaurav Jai Gupta presented the ‘Upside Down’ range that referred to the alternate dimension existing parallel to the human world. “It is very futuristic,” he said about the collection that consisted of structured jackets, draped capes, shirt dresses and more in black and white with a touch of blue.

The collection which was presented by 6 designers was eye-catching and amazing.

Schulen Fernandes for Wendell Rodricks brought the ‘White Carpet’ on the ramp. The collection was all about sensual body-revealing pieces in white, embroidered in a ‘minimal baroque’ style. The temperature went up once the models sashayed down the ramp in the creations of Shivan and Narresh, best known for their bikini saris. Their collection, which had elements from Seychelles, captured the 17th century Edo Art aesthetic. The key ensembles featured signature prints against a colour palette of cherry reds, aqua blue, coco brown and powdery blue.

While women flaunted their perfect frame in pieces like tassel sari with bandeau blouse, one shoulder dress, cut-out trikini and skirt with crop top, men also looked ready for a holiday in swim shorts and robe with pyjamas. “We like to dress men of women whom we are dressing. They can be husbands or brothers. Women often come to us and say that their men look underdressed in front of them so it’s for them,” said Narresh. IANS