MAY 3 & 4
70 Emerging Brands
134 Peter Street, Toronto. (map)
Friday 3 - 9pm + Saturday 11am - 7pm
We’re pleased to present a display of designers curated by Sage Paul at #INLAND2019. “Platforms like INLAND need to exist to grow a healthy Canadian fashion industry. I am thrilled to have curated a selection of Indigenous designers from across Turtle Island for this spring’s show. Collaboration in the industry, like this one, is essential for authentic representation and inclusion of Indigenous culture and people in the industry.” - Sage Paul
LESLEY HAMPTON, a Toronto-based fashion brand, was founded on the principles of inclusivity, identity, awareness and heritage. Inspired by the characteristics developed from being a Third Culture Kid, the brand reflects their application in present day society in fashion, media, and pop culture. Diversity is at the core of every piece. The LESLEY HAMPTON Wolfpack is a community allowing for the creation of body positivity, mental health awareness, and diversity in fashion.
Tracy Toulouse is from the North shores of Lake Huron and is a proud member of Sagamok Anishnawbek of the Ojibway Nation. Tracy is an apparel and traditional craft artist; incorporating Woodland storytelling motifs with modern wearable design. Tracy infuses applique, bead, quill, antler bone, fur, and ribbon work. Tracy’s designs reinforce the Indigenous spirit and its connection to the land, showcasing this spirit in a wearable voice to be heard and felt by all Each design carries the tradition and spirit of the Woodland people.
Niio Perkins of Bear Clan, Haudenosaunee is an award- winning designer whose work has been acquired and exhibited at prestigious galleries throughout North America. Her seminal work, a Haudenosaunee woman’s traditional outfit entitled “Emma,” was featured in the Native Fashion Now exhibition that traveled internationally to institutions such as Peabody Essex Museum and Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian. An expert in the Iroquois raised beadwork technique, her creations are sought after throughout the Indigenous art world.
Born in the North is a design duo consisting of twin brothers Christopher and Gregory Mitchell. Multidisciplinary artists inspired by their Mi’kmaq ancestry and Canadian upbringing, Christopher and Gregory started freelance graphic design while attending college in Brooklyn, New York. After moving back to Canada, the brothers started designing clothing and opened an online shop.
Jennifer Younger is a Tlingit, Eagle Kaagwaantaan artist. She is best known for the fusion of traditional metal carving with contemporary elements. She employs a variety of unique carving techniques along with innovative material finishes.