Recipient of ‘The Student Designer to Watch’ award, Amie Schow inspired us with her detailed design aesthetics and through her poise and composure as well. Her spirit, when we met with her, was both a vibrant and a charismatic one. It was that same spirit that we witnessed transferred to her collection, resulting in a very cohesive, loose interpretation of the ‘Native American’ trend. Schow’s collection has stripped away the often heavily stereotypical portrayal of American Indian culture and freed it of its oppressive and literal translations. In its place she has set-free that culture, in a broader sense. Where others might have designed with a more literal hand, Schow’s hand is one that has broken free of those restraints, designing outside of the stereotypical patterns more commonly used to define that culture. Native Tongue proves to be a collection that is very much inspired by the Native American culture, not defined by it, and it’s through Schow’s choice of color palette and fabrication that this translation is visible. The designer spoke candidly with us on set, as we are the first publication to showcase the work of this refreshingly new and very talented Los Angeles based designer. Her attention to detail and use of color are just two of the reasons why we believe she is the next Designer to Watch.
— Dana Elizabeth, Founder and Editor of The Los Angeles Fashion Magazine
Interview and full editorial spread featuring Native Tongue in the September issue of The Los Angeles Fashion Magazine

Interview and full editorial spread featuring Native Tongue in the September issue of The Los Angeles Fashion Magazine

Native Tongue featured on the homepage of The San Francisco Chronicle's website SF Gate on April 30, 2013

Native Tongue featured on the homepage of The San Francisco Chronicle's website SF Gate on April 30, 2013

Costume Design by Amie Schow for "On Point" featured in Juxtapoz Magazine

Costume Design by Amie Schow for "On Point" featured in Juxtapoz Magazine

Native Tongue featured in "Favorite Looks of the Night" on Broke Girl Chic

Native Tongue featured in "Favorite Looks of the Night" on Broke Girl Chic

PR Web

PR Web

Glendale News Press

Glendale News Press

Amie Schow mentioned in article and photos of Native Tongue featured on Rogue Vogue International

Amie Schow mentioned in article and photos of Native Tongue featured on Rogue Vogue International

Being awarded Los Angeles Fashion Magazine's Designer to Watch with Kathryn Hagan (left), head of Woodbury University's Fashion Design Department and Dana Johnson (center), Managing Editor of Los Angeles Fashion Magazine at the 49th annual Woodbury University Fashion Gala.

Being awarded Los Angeles Fashion Magazine's Designer to Watch with Kathryn Hagan (left), head of Woodbury University's Fashion Design Department and Dana Johnson (center), Managing Editor of Los Angeles Fashion Magazine at the 49th annual Woodbury University Fashion Gala.