Renowned as a potter, Virgil Ortiz finds growing success as a fashion designer
Over the past four years, he’s begun to gain a following for his clothing. Every year at Indian Market, he presents a new, progressively slicker line of clothing.
In 2003, fashion designer Donna Karan printed Ortiz’s modern interpretations of traditional motifs such as wild spinach onto fabric that she made into dresses for her spring line.
Since then, Ortiz has been working with manufacturers to produce his edgy, embellished jeans, leather jackets, jewelry and limited-edition handbags.