Project Runway Season 11 Finalist, Patricia Michaels, talks to ICTMN.com about her new designs, inspired by aspens. A highlight:
“I hugged an aspen and could feel the roots, the branches, the leaves, the sky, the earth. Each tree was a design; all the trees were a collection. I fell in love with the color of those round aspen seed balls. Celebrate life, it’s sad to hold back, go for it all, if it doesn’t pan out now, it will later. Others tell us what a Native is, how we should be. We have our own rules and regulations too, that we inflict on each other. It’s all a script and we have to change that script so our youth can be proud and have respect for their elders and culture. Our elders carried us this far, we need to respect that. My generation, we are the elders now; we have to start appreciating each other now.”
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