Danita Iris is a fashion designer of Cree and Saulteaux descent who resides in Edmonton Alberta; she is the creative director of Sky Spirit. Danita creates contemporary business and formal wear that reflect cultural pride, her elegant designs and clean silhouettes are accentuated with subtle native designs. Danita states her designs or motifs are average and non symbolic out of respect to the Indian Nations as she does not want to be controversial. Danita asserts that Native Americans have adorned their clothes for centuries, depending on their status in the tribe from the Chiefs down
Begun eight years ago in 2002, she has now obtained manufactures who put her designs together just as she has designed them, no small fete. Ms. Iris says she comes to designing totally new to the Fashion industry, *green* as she puts it. Putting together collection after collection is no small deal and comes with a price all designers are too well aware of.
Danita Iris is the newest member to the Santa Fe Fashion Week, when asked what her vision for Santa Fe Fashion week were, she stated that she has designed a collection called The Indian Stone Collection. A collection built around the gemstone Turquoise, the collection will be in hues of Turquoise, black, grey, and whites.
Ms. Iris has a Western Wear collection called Indian pony, in honor of her brother and is currently working on designs for the Chief Collection.