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Native American Fashion Designer Cher Thomas

"Cloth is my paint and needle my brush, the results of which I consider art!"

- Cher Thomas

Native American Fashion Designer Cher Thomas
Cher Thomas is a Native American Fashion Designer and 3rd generation craftsman. She is Akimel O'odham and Cocopah from the Gila River Indian Community. She grew up in Komatke Village near Laveen, Arizona. A graduate of Arizona State University, Cher earned  degrees in American Indian Studies and Human Communication. Cher also attended South Mountain Community College where she earned an Associate of Arts Degree in Human Communication and an Associate of General Studies. Cher is also a former Miss Indian Phoenix Union High School District (2001), Miss Gila River (2004) and Ms. Indian Arizona State University (2010).  She learned how to sew from her mother in 2001, learning about O'odham culture and the traditions associated with making traditional clothing. An experienced fashion designer, Cher's work has graced runways all over the world, been featured in several magazines, online publications and exhibited in museums. Cher is the owner of Cher Thomas Designs and a Native American Fashion Designer, an online company that creates a variety of clothing ranging from one of a kind original traditional attires for O'odham and Yuman Indians to cultural influenced modern fashion that highlights tribal motifs.
Fashion Shows
Heard Museum's Ancestral Treasures Fashion Show - November 2010 Phoenix, AZ
1st Annual ASU Native Fashion Show - April 2011 Tempe, AZ 
 2nd Annual ASU Native Fashion Show - April 2012 Tempe, AZ
 Native Max Fashion Show - November 2012 Flagstaff, AZ
 University of Arizona Native Fashion Show - December 2012 Tucson, AZ
 Fashion for a New Life Fashion Show - March 2013 Avondale, AZ
 3rd Annual ASU Native Fashion Show - June 2013 Scottsdale, AZ
 Brave Wings Charity Fashion Show - June 2013 Scottsdale, AZ
 University of Arizona Native Fashion Show - December 2013 Tucson, AZ
 Yaqui Indian Art Fair - February 2014  Tucson, AZ
 Native Max Magazine's Native Fashion in the City Fashion Show - March 2014 Denver, CO
 South West Indian Art Fair Native Fashion Celebration - March 2014 Tucson, AZ
 4th Annual ASU Native Fashion Show - April 2014 Tempe, AZ
 4th Annual Pink Party Fashion Show & Concert - April 2014 Albuquerque, NM
 University of Michigan Native Fashion Show - August 2014 Detroit, MI
 Indigenous Fashion Show @ Virgin Mobile Melbourne Fashion Week - September 2014 Melbourne, Austrailia
 Pueblo Grande Indian Market Native Fashion Show - December 2014 Phoenix, AZ
 2nd Annual Native Max Magazine's Native Fashion in the City - March 2015 Denver, CO
 From the Desert to the Runway Solo Fashion Show - May 2015 Chandler, AZ
 Native by Nature Native Art Expo - June 2015 Phoenix, AZ
 Santa Fe Indian Art Market - August 2015 Santa Fe, NM
 Indigenous Music Awards Live Red Carpet Show - September 2015 Winnipeg, MB, Canada
 Pink Party Fashion Show & Concert - September 2015 Winnipeg, MB, Canada
 Fashion Art Beauty (FAB) Weekend Model Wars - September 2015 Scottsdale, AZ
 Clothed in Strength, Honor & Beauty Fashion Show - September 2015 Souix Falls, SD
 Indigenous Expressions Fashion Show at the Western Navajo Fair - October 2015 Tuba City, AZ