Fashion Rewired Podcast with Brian Hill

Ep. 7 How a Native American designer merged Navajo and Acoma traditions into a couture brand inspired by mechanical engineering, Loren Aragon, Founder of Aconav

Engineer turned fashion designer, Loren Aragon sought out to pursue his passion for both art and engineering while preserving his culture and traditions to inspire future generations. Find out how this designer rewired his career to become Phoenix Fashion Week 2018 Couture Designer of the Year and having a commissioned dress design for his childhood dream, Disney!

Aconav is a Native American owned and operated couture fashion brand based in Phoenix, Arizona

Action Steps to REWIRE:

Question and identify what is missing in the marketplace.

Learn how to do it. Get educated in your craft. Consider ALL self-teaching and available resources.

Apply what you have learned and execute! Simply put, Do or Do Not Check out Aconav at:

This episode is powered by: The Phoenix Fashion Week Emerging Designer Bootcamp

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