By Andrea Smith Windspeaker Contributor TORONTO
Volume: 33 Issue: 9 Year: 2015
A Toronto-based fashion arts project that seeks to challenge issues of cultural appropriation in clothing design is underway.
Setsune Indigenous Fashion Incubator, the name of the team of artists who came up with the idea, launched the Collective Creation Project officially this month, and are working with specially selected individuals—both professional textile artists, and non—to bring their idea to fruition.
“Coming from fashion, the highlight was always on me being an Indigenous designer, and the expectation was to do things that were considered Native,” said Sage Paul, textile artist, and artistic director for Setsuné.