‘Resurgence and brilliance’: How this program is supporting Indigenous fashion – TVO

‘Resurgence and brilliance’: How this program is supporting Indigenous fashion – TVO

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Mar 29, 2021

Reciprocity. Community. Connection to the land. At Ryerson University’s Indigenous Fashion Support program, the goal is to Indigenize entrepreneurship

“The most recent thing I learned was snaring rabbits,” says Kait Adams. “I like going home, being with my grandmother and my aunt, spending all our time listening to stories, going out back to collect resources that end up as these cool jewellery or regalia pieces and then sharing them with friends and family and having them wear it. That’s what’s important to me.” Connection to family, land, community, spirituality, culture. These may not be the first things that come to mind when you think of runway fashion, but they are some of the most important values for Indigenous designers.

Adams, who is from Couchiching First Nation, in northern Ontario, is the creator of the accessory line Anishinaabae and one of four participants in the inaugural cohort of the Indigenous Fashion Support (IFS) program, a virtual incubator run by Ryerson University’s Fashion Zone. …

Read More: https://www.tvo.org/article/resurgence-and-brilliance-how-this-program-is-supporting-indigenous-fashion

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