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IFAM 'Prismatic' Fashion Show brings out native fans to Santa Fe Railyard 2014

"Prismatic" 01
"Prismatic" 01
Roscoe Pond

The “Indigenous Fine Art Market” (IFAM) runs Aug. 21-23, 2014. It rained all morning on Friday Aug. 22, but that didn't stop fans of artist works to come out in droves. IFAM has become a success in its' first year. Roscoe Pond heard from artists saying that it was wonderful of IFAM in giving them a chance to sell their art work. Today is Saturday Aug. 23 & it is the final day of IFAM which opened at 10 a.m. & will close at 6 p.m.

As the events of the “Santa Fe Indian Market” (SFIM) got underway Friday evening on Aug. 22. IFAM continued with their schedule of events. The IFAM main-stage brought us modern native & cultural performances by musical artists at 12 p.m. Spectators began filling up the unoccupied space in front of the main-stage throughout the day.

The first annual IFAM “Prismatic” fashion show was held in front of the outside main-stage at 7 p.m. Spectators packed the area to watch & applaud the female models as they walked through the crowd. The fashion show run-way was on the grass in front of the stage. The models walked from the back & to the right, making their way to the front of the stage. Then, they made a complete circle to the back again. It gave spectators the up-close & personal look at each fashion design.

Photographers jockeyed for position & Roscoe waited for the models to approach the main stage. That's when he took his pictures. The fashion show didn't begin on time because the musical performers ran over their scheduled time. The disc jockey was excellent though as he got the crowd in the mood to dance. Before we all knew it, the models made their way through the crowd.

There were four groups of models wearing fashion designer clothes & jewelry. Below are the names of the designers & jewelers. “Prismatic.”

  • Jolene Chee

  • Kristen Dorsey

  • Connie Tsosie-Gaussoin

  • David Gaussoin

  • Tazbah Gaussoin

  • Designhouse Darylene

  • Sun Roll Iron Shell

  • Bethany Yellowtail