Vancouver Indigenous Fashion Week

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Showcasing the power and beauty of authentic Indigenous art and design, Vancouver Indigenous Fashion Week (“VIFW”) starts today and is a part of Canada 150+ and The Drum is Calling Festival.

Vancouver Indigenous Fashion Week

Where: Larwill Park & Queen Elizabeth Theatre Atrium
When: July 26-29, 2017
Tickets: Free! But registration is required to book a ticket online here »

Indigenous Fashion Week aims to connect all Canadians with contemporary Indigenous regalia art, highlighting the innovation of world-class Indigenous artists and designers in traditional Coast Salish Territory.

From the organizers:

This Fashion Week expresses political, environmental and economic truths of land, territory, and rightful place. These designers showcase modern Indigenous regalia that’s innovative, vibrant, visible, resilient, beautiful, and proud. Brands and styles try to copy Indigenous design around the world. VIFW upholds authentic Indigenous artistry and reclaims the strong stories that draw global eyes and longing. We raise up Indigenous artistry, materials, and legacy with power, visibility, and deepest beauty.

Featured Events

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Opening Ceremonies at Larwill Park (688 Cambie St)

  • Emcee: Rueben George
  • Designers: Tyler Jacobs, Michelle George, Loraine Guss, Pam Baker
  • Performer: Ronnie Harris

Thursday, July 27, 2017 from 5:00pm to 10:00pm
Street Style at Queen Elizabeth Theatre

  • Emcee: JB First Lady
  • Designers: Oka/Shop Wrong, Jill Stelah, Teresa Walker, Alano + Manitobah, Autumn Jules, Shannon Kilroy, Sections 35
  • Performers: Nadine and Madeline
  • Unofficial Afterparty Delhi2Dublin at Chinese Cultural Centre

Friday, July 28, 2017 from 5:00pm to 10:00pm
Red Dress at Queen Elizabeth Theatre

  • Emcee: Lorelei Williams & Mandy Nahanee
  • Designers: Derek Packer, Evan Ducharme + Dominique Hanke, Linda Kay, Mia Hunt, Curtis Oland, Dorothy Grant
  • Performer: Ronnie Harris

Saturday, July 29, 2017 from 5:00pm to 10:00pm
Closing Ceremonies at Queen Elizabeth Theatre

  • Emcee: Mandy Nahanee
  • Designers: Denise Brillion, Yolanda, Korina Emmerich, Bill Reid, Dahlia Drive and Reg Davidson, Jeneen Frei Njootli, Sho Sho Esquiro
  • Performers: Linnea Dick
  • Unofficial Afterparty with Kinnie Starr + DJ Shub at Larwill Park

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