Vogue got the details of Gabriela Hearst’s collaboration with other designers, which includes two indigenous women who are members of the Navajo Nation:

Naiomi Glasses and TahNibaa Naataanii… collaborated with Hearst on the woven swatches that were inset into the bodice of a sleeveless dress and the shoulders of a trench. Glasses organized the arrangement (she’s a graduate of the Creative Futures Collective, which is dedicated to empowering creatives from disenfranchised communities), and Naataanii, who is a sheepherder and a weaver, did the hand work, with the help of her mother and daughter.

[Hearst’s] press notes put it this way: “Being able to create beautiful pieces that are desirable and at the same time that empower others is probably one of the most satisfying personal experiences.” She also worked with Manos del Uruguay and a Bolivian collective, Madres & Artesanas Tex.

Awesome, as are the results.

[Photos: Imaxtree]