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Contemporary Brooch By Native Fashion Designer Orlando Dugi

Contemporary Brooch By Native Fashion Designer Orlando Dugi

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If you've been following the Native American fashion scene, you'll know who Orlando Dugi is. If not, Orlando is a Diné fashion designer known for his cutting-edge clothing creations of original wearable artwork. While his luxurious designs beckon the catwalks of New York Fashion Week, us Santa Feans like to claim him as our own. 

Over a decade ago, Martha Hopkins Struever met Orlando Dugi when he was just starting out in fashion and said, "I expect Orlando Dugi to go very far in the art world." That, he did. In fact, even back in 2010, Orlando Dugi received First Place in the SWAIA Indian Market clothing contest for his “In Full Bloom” hand-beaded evening gown along with First Place for his “Celestial Phoenix” evening box purse collaboration. 

This flashy evening pin is one of the few pieces of jewelry that Orlando Dugi ever created. A contemporary piece, he made it back in those early days of his career. It's highly collectible because Orlando only made jewelry for a very short period of time. He doesn't even have his jewelry-making tools anymore. 

When you're prancing down the catwalk, every bit of your ensemble needs to stand out,  and stand out this brooch does. It's made to be flaunted! More a piece of high art than your everyday brooch, the one-of-a-kind sparkly jewel is handmade of high grade amylite and shimmering daydream druzy quartz set in silver. Just look at these bright colors!

Orlando's brooch measures 2 1/4" long and is signed on the reverse.

You'll never find another like it! Guaranteed!

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