Clothes maketh the man
Lloyd Kiva New wasn’t the only Indian farm kid from Oklahoma to broaden his horizons, but New did it twice. He established a successful fashion business featuring his own designs in Scottsdale, and then left it all to focus on educating Native youth as the first art director at the Institute of American Indian Arts. A New Century: The Life and Legacy of Cherokee Artist and Educator Lloyd Kiva New, opening Sunday, Feb. 14, at the Museum of Indian Arts & Culture, exhibits fabulous fabrics and other items from New’s illustrious careers. On the cover is a detail of a New shirt; photo Blair Clark, courtesy Aysen New.