Consuelo Pascual

Consuelo is Dine’ (Navajo) and Guatemalan (Maya Indian) from Navajo Reservation near Farmington, New Mexico. In 2005, Consuelo graduated from New Mexico State University and received a Bachelor’s Degree in Clothing, Textiles and Fashion Merchandising. She also double minored in Management and Marketing. As a part of her educational experience, she was accepted as an intern for Neiman Marcus in Las Vegas, NV in 2004. After graduating and working several years for various retailers, she decided it was time to pursue her passion for fashion design. Consuelo interned as the associate producer and assistant director of the Experience Design fashion show in 2008 during Santa Fe Design Week. In 2010, Consuelo showed her first collection in two fashion shows in New Mexico: “The Art of Fashion” student show at the Lodge of Santa Fe and the “Indigenous Image Passion for Fashion Show” in Albuquerque during Gathering of Nations weekend. Consuelo received the “Best of Show” honors for her ‘Twisted Pleats’ taffeta dress at a juried student exhibit in May. Two of Consuelo’s garments were also displayed in a school booth at the 2010 SWAIA Indian Market in Santa Fe. Consuelo is currently studying fashion design in New Mexico. Her design work is inspired by fabric texture and her garments feature various pleating and ruching details. She uses various textiles in her design work such as metallic wovens, embellished fabrics, and vinyl. She hopes to find a way to bridge the gap “between two worlds” and continue with fashion design in the future by connecting her Dine’ culture and background with her contemporary design aesthetic.

New Mexico State University 2005
Bachelor of Science in Clothing, Textiles, & Fashion Merchandising
Minor: Marketing, Minor: Management

Santa Fe Community College 2012
Associate of Applied Arts in Fashion Design

Phi Theta Kappa Honor
Society 2011
Best of Show Fashion Design SFCC 2010
Dean’s List Spring 2008 Santa Fe Community College
National Society of Collegiate Scholars 2001 New Mexico State University

Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian
“Native Fashion Now” New York NY (Feb. 2017- Sept. 2017)
Philbrook Museum of Art “Native Fashion Now”, Tulsa OK (October 2 2016- January 8 2017)
Portland Art Museum “Native Fashion Now” Portland OR (May 28 2016- September 5 2016)
Peabody Essex Museum “Native Fashion Now” Salem MA (November 2015- October 2016)
Santa Fe Community Gallery “End of Days” Santa Fe NM (October 2014- January 2015)
SFCC Visual Gallery “Gray, Matters” Santa Fe NM (March 2014- August 2014)
SFCC Visual Gallery “Best of Show winner Juried Student Exhibit” Santa Fe NM (May 2010-August 2010)

2015 Internship- Vogue Australia Georgia O’Keeffe Ghost Ranch Photoshoot, Abiquiu NM
2014 Designer- Cumulus II Fashion Show at Buffalo Thunder Resort and Casino, Pojoaque NM
2013 Designer- Beyond Buckskin Native Couture Fashion Show, Idyllwild CA
2013 Designer- Dancing Earth- Walking at the Edge of Water, Santa Fe NM
2012 Designer- Fashion Heat- Museum of Contemporary Native Arts, Santa Fe NM
2012 Designer- Benefit for CCFA Fashion and Trunk Show- Dawn Bacon Studio, Santa Fe, NM
2010 Designer- Indigenous Image Fashion Show-Gathering of Nations, Albuquerque NM
2010 Designer- SFCC Art of Fashion Show, Santa Fe NM
2009 Assistant Producer- Experience Design Fashion Show, Santa Fe NM

Santa Fe Reporter
“Things that Go Art in the Night” by Enrique Limon, Fall 2014
American Indian Magazine “From Kiva New to Project Runway, Natives Make Their Own Fashion Statement” by Theresa Barbaro, Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian, Fall 2013
SWAIA Indian Market “Native High Fashion: Then, Now and Into the Future” by Dr. Jessica R. Metcalfe Ph.D, Santa Fe New Mexican, Summer 2013
Beyond Buckskin Lookbook Contemporary Native American Fashion Lookbook by Dr. Jessica R. Metcalfe Ph.D, Spring 2013
Beyond Buckskin Blog Fashion Heat-Consuelo Pascual” by Dr. Jessica R. Metcalfe Ph.D. Fall 2012
Beyond Buckskin BlogDesigner Profile-Consuelo Pascual” by Dr. Jessica R. Metcalfe Ph.D Spring 2010