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Friday Finds: First Nations' Fashion + Style -
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Friday Finds: First Nations’ Fashion + Style

I had a wonderful experience last night attending the Honouring Our Sisters Fashion Show at the Musqueam Cultural Centre on the Musqueam First Nations Reserve. I was invited by my friend Rosalin Miles who put together the BC Aboriginal Women in Business conferenceand was a sponsor of the fashion show, along with All My Relations Entertainment.

It was my husband’s birthday so I almost didn’t make it. But he is a really good sport so the two of us went to the show. We sat in the front row and I confess I was blown away by breathtaking elegance of the pieces on display, not to mention the models who were absolutely beautiful.

Much of the work I saw was represented in displays arrayed around the edges of the lovely Coast Salish style pavilion where the event was held.  The iconic hat-shaped skylit vault alone was worth the visit.

The displays included a wide range of items including delicate jewelry and a rich assortment of fabrics – all hand-made with a distinctive first nations flare.  It was very gratifying to see these talented voices re-emerging into their rightful place as founders of the rich cultural matrix that is Vancouver, especially with such truly authentic and original work.  The event was a great success and I eagerly await their next show.

glovesMeet Jeneen Frei Njootli, a designer and glove maker. Her branded leather and fur gloves are beautiful. She enthusiastically wanted me to see them on.

glove girl

The Designers that took part in the show are Chloe Angus, Debra SparrowPamela Baker, and Jeneen Frei Njootli.

chloe angus wraps

white wrapsThese wraps are by Chloe Angus, who has a store on Dunbar Street. They are beautiful and come in a range of colours. These are $195.

image 2This is JB the First Lady, looking spectacular in her lavendar Chloe Angus wrap.

What do you think? Can you see yourself in in these beautiful outfits?

Honouring Our Sisters Fashion Show

first 4 girls middle 4 girls last 4 girls

hat dress fronthat dress rearsilver 3 front silver dress rearblue shirt 2 blue shirt hole 1deer skin side deer skin close up deer skin long fronthair capeblue dress long frontblue dress 2blue dressHB style coat 2 HB style coatHB coat good lengthcape side capelet fromtgreen capeyellow capelong coat frontlong coat 2

chockerschokerbelt buckelearring copperknotbags

1 Comment
  • Rosalin Miles
    February 20, 2015 at 6:50 pm

    Fantastic feature of the Honouring Our Sisters fashion show! It was wonderful to see you and I am sorry your hubby had to suffer such beauty xo

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