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Tribal Fair fashion show showcases Seminole clothing

HOLLYWOOD — Fashion shows aren’t just for the runways of Paris or New York; just ask Jojo Dakota Osceola, the fashion show coordinator at the Seminole Tribal Fair and Pow Wow.

The fashion show, which was held Feb. 9 at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood, consisted of 24 garments modeled by Tribal members.

The attire paid homage to the different styles of Seminole clothing and how it’s changed through the years.

“Each piece is made by a different seamstress. We did it through the category of the timeline of our clothing, so from the beginning it was old traditional, then to modern, and then contemporary so each style is different to go with the era of our time,” Osceola said.

Tribal Fair fashion show coordinator Jojo Dakota Osceola assists models getting ready for the show on Feb. 9 at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood. (Photo Analicia Austin)

Osceola explained that each patchwork has a different meaning. For example, it might show what clan someone belongs to.

Her daughter’s clothing has a bird sewn in it to represent the Bird Clan and others are designs that have been artistically created.

Garments used in the Tribal Fair fashion show. (Photo Analicia Austin)

“I love all of them. I love each era because each era is unique to our history,” Osceola said.

Hollywood Board Rep. Gordon Wareham played traditional flute during the show.

Osceola said she was proud of this year’s show and the amount of people who came out to support it. She hopes it grows each year.

The models stand-by-side for one last viewing of traditional clothing. (Photo Analicia Austin)
Audience members enjoy the Tribal Fair fashion show. (Photo Analicia Austin)
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