This week, I’m honored to have as my guest Kelly Holmes, founder of Native Max, the first fashion magazine focused on the Native American community. Armed with passion, determination and ambition, Kelly launched the magazine when she was just twenty years old, and it has grown to reach a global audience in four short years! But that comes as no surprise: Kelly and her team have created a polished, high-end publication with substantive editorials and engaging features, offering an invaluable venue for Native fashion talent. On today’s show, Kelly will talk about the moment that led her to launch Native Max; some of the other Native American women leading the way in contemporary fashion; the misrepresentation of Native culture within the larger fashion industry; the changes she hopes to effect through Native Max; and more.
Plus, I’ve got a playlist full of brand new music, including tracks from Montreal’s experimental Patrick Watson, Dutch multi-instrumentalist Jacco Gardner, and Swedish folk troubadour The Tallest Man On Earth. So join us as we learn more about the exciting, innovative fashion work coming from Native American communities, this week with Sew & Tell on BreakThru Radio!