Thursday, April 23, 2009


2nd installment of Kansas City LOVE..

So a few weeks ago when I was SLAMMED in appointments down in the showroom my friend Lisa stopped by with an entourage including “the multi, yet complex talents” of Miss Ari Fish! Ari and Lisa were dressed in amazing ensembles, which I was informed were Ari’s creations. Her line, based in Kansas City, MO is currently known as NATIVE AMERICA CLOTHING. GET INTO ARI FISH!


NATIVE AMERICA CLOTHING is a label founded by Ari Fish in 2007. Formerly known as MADE IN AMERICA, NATIVE AMERICA CLOTHING is an ever changing, ever naming clothing company that is influenced by ideas of self-worship and autonomy. Though known for its hyper structural and utilitarian menswear collections, NAC has evolved into designing womenswear and androgenous-wear as well. Look for NAC's Winter 09/ Spring 10 collection out June 09.

Kansas City, Missouri native, Ari Fish, aged 25, studied painting and ceramics at the Kansas City Art Institute and Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design in Vancouver. Her drawings and ceramics have been exhibited in Tokyo, Miami, St. Louis, Vancouver, and Kansas City. In 2007, she decided to switch mediums, and give clothing design a try. Following a successful menswear collection, she has been designing ever since. She founded the label, MADE IN AMERICA, a brand whose name is in a constant state of flux so as the clothing may never pledge allegiance to a name, only unto itself, fulfilling the self-worshipping and autonomous mantra of the label.