IFWTO 2018

“Toronto’s first fashion week dedicated entirely to Indigenous creators and storytellers was a uniquely Indigenous experience.  Front row seats were reserved for elders, instead of fashion VIPs, and gender-fluid, body-positive Indigenous and non-Indigenous models walked the runway to Tanya Tagaq throat-singing tracks.”

~Kelly Boutsalis, Toronto Star

Designer: Catherine Blackburn
Model: Devon Fiddler

2018 program

Runway

Featuring 23 Indigenous designers from Canada, USA and Greenland, worn by 90% Indigenous models.

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Exhibition

A unique workshop & exhibition featuring 6 Indigenous designers in collaboration with Indigenous and UK-based image makers

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Marketplace

Featuring 54 Indigenous exhibitors from Canada, USA and Greenland in fashion, crafts, textiles, lifestyle and beauty.

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panels

A dynamic series of panels and workshops featuring speakers including Kent Monkman, Jesse Wente, Ariel Smith, Anjli Patel, Jen Harper and more. Moderated by Riley Kucheran (Ryerson University)

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workshops

Hands-on, intensive workshops including black walnut dyeing, indigo dyeing, navajo rug weaving, ravenstail weaving and embroidery beading.

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Sponsors

IFWTO 2018 was not possible without the generous support of our many sponsors and partners.

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Production team

IFWTO 2018 was not possible without the expertise and commitment of our inaugural production team and volunteers.

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