Design Idol & Culture Icon | Patricia Michaels

Patricia Michaels (Taos) is a Native American fashion and textile designer. Michaels is a finalist on Project Runway, Season 11. She studied graphic and jewelry design at the Institute of American Indian Arts and later worked at Field Museum in Chicago and apprenticed with a tailor in Milan. Michaels then spent two years working in New York's garment district culminating in show at New York Fashion week.

Known for her creativity and technical abilities in designing and manipulating textiles, in our minds Michaels and her designs are a perfect composition of science, design, and culture.