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Aboriginal Fashion Takes the World Stage at the Olympics

Posted by jac | Wednesday February 24, 20102 comments

Aboriginal designer Dorothy Grant with some of her iconic pieces (image via vancouversun.com)

On Sunday, February 13, Aboriginal fashion designers showed the world that there's more to Canada than hockey and maple syrup.

The Four Host First Nations hosted the Premier Designers’ Show, a fashion show featuring designs from the top Aboriginal fashion designers from across Canada. The show was a part of the Aboriginal Artisan Village and Business Showcase in Vancouver.

"Our goal is to help bring Aboriginal fashion into the mainstream — so visitors from around the world can experience the power and beauty of these striking designs," said Four Host First Nations CEO Tewanee Joseph as the show date approached.

"Visitors will see for themselves a mix of contemporary and traditional First Nations aesthetics blended into modern, cutting-edge fashion designs," said Brenda Baptiste, Director of the Aboriginal Business Showcase.

The Premier Designers’ Show was part of a 5-day long Aboriginal Fashion Showcase, which ran from February 12 to 16. The showcase featured established Aboriginal designers, including Angela DeMontigny, Dorothy Grant and Pamela Baker, as well as five emerging designers.

The Four Host Nations is a non-profit society made up of the Lil'wat, Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations. The Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games are being held on the traditional and shared traditional territories of these four Nations. They have joined in this non-profit to coordinate their efforts as Official Partners in the planning and hosting of the 2010 Winter Games.
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on January 16, 2015  colleend  3,066 said:

Agree,Striking is right.

on March 01, 2014  wendyroy  25,293 said:

Striking is right!

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