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Clothing and Accessories ➔ Windbreaker

This pullover windbreaker was created by American fashion designer and award winning visual artist Jamie Okuma in 2021. It features elk, shells and red swallow designs on a white and black background. The high collar has a repeating pattern and both sleeves feature symmetrical designs of multi-colored geometric patterns on the shoulders, black and brown feathers near the middle, and fringe print on the outer edge of the forearms. The artist signature "JO" can be seen on the back of the right shoulder and the interior back of the jacket reads "Indigenous NDN".

-"Jamie Okuma |": Maker label on the interior at the neck
-"S": Size label on the interior at the neck
-"S | 100% Polyester | Machine Wash Cold | Wash Inside Out | Do Not Dry Clean | Do Not Soak or Bleach | Hang to Dry | Cool Iron | Do Not Tumble Dry | Made in China": Care instructions label on the inner side seam
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On Exhibit
Collection Tier:
Tier 3
Museum Purchase
Fashion + Nature (April 2022 – April 2024)
Fashion + Nature examines the relationships between the natural world and the fashion industry. Clothing has long been produced with natural materials and inspired by the beauty and diversity of the natural world, but the fashion industry has had a largely negative impact on the environment. This exhibit showcases a wide variety of captivating scientific specimens and fascinating garments, to illustrate their relationship to each other and their interconnected histories. Fashion + Nature aims to inspire and educate visitors, encouraging us to become better consumers and reduce the harmful impacts of the fashion industry.
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Jamie Okuma is Luiseno, Shoshone-Bannock, Wailaki, and Okinawan who is also an enrolled member of the La Jolla band of Indians in Southern California where she lives and works. She specializes in one-of-a-kind pieces that are hand-executed exclusively by the artist herself in all details of the process, while also designing ready-to-wear fashions. 

As early as Okuma can remember her life has been in the art world in one way or another.  Her mother Sandra was a graphic artist and worked at MCA records when Jamie was a child.  During her time there she produced album covers for Lynard Skynyrd and Cher to name a few.

After high school, Okuma took graphic design classes at Palomar College in San Marcos, CA before attending the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe NM.  

From the age of 18, she has been a professional artist completely devoted to her art. Exhibiting her work at the Heard Indian Art Market in Phoenix AZ and at the Santa Fe Indian Art Market in Santa Fe NM.  She has garnered a total of seven Best in Show awards. Four from the Heard, and three from the Santa Fe Indian Market. One of only two artists to achieve this distinction.

Since that time her work has been shown in Germany, Australia, France, and many art institutions and museums throughout the United States. Including the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.

Okuma has work in the permanent collections of The Minneapolis Institute of Art,  The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, The Denver Art Museum, and the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian.

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