Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Native American Couture Fashion Brand ACONAV Returns to Premier Runway of the Southwest

By Native News Online Staff - October 02, 2019 at 12:02AM

Designed by Loren Aragon

Published October 2, 2019

Phoenix based fashion brand ACONAV to showcase latest collection at Phoenix Fashion Week

PHOENIX — Native American fashion brand ACONAV, finds its place among the ranks of high-end fashion walking the runway in the Phoenix desert this fall at Phoenix Fashion Week. The Phoenix based fashion brand, headed by Loren Aragon, a member of the Acoma Pueblo of New Mexico, continues to reach new heights after being named 2018 PHXFW Couture Designer of the Year. Aragon’s accolades for the ACONAV include a commission for Walt Disney World in 2018, a cover story with AZ Red Book Magazine, a place among the Best of the West by Cowboys and Indians Magazine and most recently a debut on the red carpet at the 2019 Tony Awards. It is no wonder why fashionistas look forward to what Loren will debut at this year’s premier fashion showcase at the Talking Stick Resort in Scottsdale, Ariz.

Award-winning Native designer Loren Aragon

“I am always excited and proud to add cultural diversity to the Phoenix Fashion Week lineup.” stated Loren, “As a representative of Native fashion on this runway I feel a sense of responsibility to educate viewers about the proper and respectful presentation of our cultures through fashion. Aragon’s culturally fueled presentations tie directly to his Acoma Pueblo heritage and deeply rooted history. Stories, shared global beliefs and a pottery art culture combined with a background in engineering are mixed through the creative process, resulting in the distinct empowering looks ACONAV is known for. This year’s focus is on the cycle of rain, from the build-up of clouds to the down pour and refreshment brought on by nature. “The Pueblo people carry many beliefs and prayers for rain.” explains Aragon. “This collection is a display of the power of rain, the gathering of natural strengths that replenish the earth with beauty and nourishment…with life.”

The three-day Phoenix Fashion Week runway showcases start on the evening of October 3rd through October 5th under the desert skies. ACONAV is set to showcase for the 4th year in a row and will debut its full 2020 Spring/Summer collection as part of the couture lineup Saturday October 5th. For more information and tickets to the shows, visit



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