September 26th, 2018 Last Updated on: January 19th, 2022
Charlene Holy Bear's beaded Vans shoes have done more than “catch the eye.”
They've caught the Today Show and Vogue Magazine!
Check out the amazing video they put together of Holy Bear's incredible work below.
From Vogue interview:
“Everyone gets all dressed up in their traditional regalia,” says Holy Bear, a member of the Standing Rock Lakota Sioux Tribe who is known for her intricate beadwork. “I hadn’t had any time to prepare outfits for us but I wanted my 4-year-old son Justus to look really cool. He had a new pair of slip-on Vans and I suddenly had an idea, looking at the checkerboard design.” Over the course of the three-day road trip to the festival, Holy Bear started hand-beading the kicks and the finished product—a classic skate shoe tricked out with vibrantly intricate traditional Lakota beadwork—now has a waiting list full of street style–obsessed collectors clamoring for a customized pair.”
See examples of her beadwork:
This Native American fashion designer is blending her heritage with skate culture through her hand-beaded Vans. https://on.today.com/2OEHxHl
Posted by Today Show on Thursday, September 20, 2018
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