SANTA FE, N.M. — Orlando Dugi takes stars invoked in tribal ceremonies and sprinkles them on shimmering silks in the guise of beads and sequins that wink in pinpoints of light.
The sparkle accentuates movement and body awareness as women garbed in the designs stride down a runway.
Locals and visitors will be able to see it for themselves when the Santa Fe-based Navajo fashion designer’s creations are among those featured in runway events and competitions Saturday and Sunday at the Santa Fe Indian Market.
Those are among many events that will be featured through the weekend as tens of thousands of people descend on the city for the annual Indian Market. (See swaia.org/events for a full schedule.)