Gitxsan / Victoria
Yolonda (Loni) Skelton is a Textile Artist from the Gitxsan Nation. Her fashion designs are inspired and created from traditional oral stories told to her by her late maternal grandmother Lily Jackson (Na-gwa). Since 2001, she has been creating one of a kind textile projects for clients from; traditional ceremonial dance blankets and regalia, to contemporary clothing and accessories. Enabling Yolonda to combine the esthetic beauty of her culture with her love of fashion.