Orlando Dugi (pronounced dew-guy) is a fashion design student in Santa Fe, NM. Originally from Flagstaff, AZ and also of the Navajo Nation, Dugi learned to bead at the age of 6 and learned how to sew in 7th grade home economics class. In 2009, Dugi began designing hand-beaded evening clutches and designed his first gown in 2010. The following year Dugi designed his first
“collection” of only three garments each hand-beaded and hand-sewn. Within the last four years Dugi has designed 3 collections and is currently enrolled at Santa Fe Community College with plans to transfer to a fashion
design school in New York City. Dugi’s designs involve a lot of hand-work and hand-beading with attention to details.