Cihuapilli Rose Amador interviews Wendell Sakiestewa (Hopi)on Native Voice TVshow.
Wendell Sakiestewa (pronounced “Sock-ee-ess-ta-wah“) has established his reputation as a designer, creating streetwise fashions, for celebrity clients. In 2001, he was tapped by Monty Pittman, guitarist in Madonna’s band, to create costumes for the premiere of the movie, Snatch, literally overnight outfitted the band, creating a sensational stripped denim with contrast velour cuff and lapel zoot suit for Monty, and winning Madonna’s own approval. Subsequently, he was associated with Snoop Dogg; and with Smokey Robinson, in the creation of the children’s line, BornStar. Most recently, he has been working with world boxing champion, Fernando Vargas, on the street hip Nawshis line.