Nanaimo design home returns to runway at Vancouver Indigenous Trend Week

Nanaimo design home returns to runway at Vancouver Indigenous Trend Week

After a two-year COVID-19 pandemic hiatus, Vancouver Indigenous Trend Week held its third version, and a Snuneymuxw First Nation trend firm returned to stroll the runway.

Sisters Aunalee Boyd-Good and Sophia Seward-Good of Ay Lelum – The Good Home of Design, showcased their assortment on Dec. 1 for ‘Spirit of the West Coast’ the place designs with a “signature West Coast spirit” had been celebrated.

“It was superb, a extremely stunning expertise to look at so many various cultures come collectively and work collectively and showcase many types of artwork,” Seward-Good stated. “It was very nice to be invited and be part of that.”

She stated the gathering proven in Vancouver had most of the similar items proven earlier this 12 months when the design home debuted its work in New York Metropolis for town’s trend week in September.

The gathering, titled Transformation, showcased and exemplified “strolling by way of the lives of a modern-day, multi-generational Coast Salish household from Snuneymuxw.”

For the present New York present, Boyd-Good stated they favoured materials with iridescent or metallic qualities that will change in numerous gentle or when seen from a unique perspective. Paintings designer Joel Good stated each piece of paintings design that will get placed on clothes for his sisters comes from one among his personal authentic conventional Coast Salish work.

Seward-Good stated just a few new items had been created for the Vancouver present as effectively, utilizing the identical materials, together with a brand new wool multicoloured print chiffon cape.

She additionally stated that whereas they employed a number of of the identical fashions as that they had within the Massive Apple earlier this 12 months, they had been conscious that these fashions didn’t put on the identical outfits as earlier than.

Ay Lelum was additionally not too long ago featured by Vogue journal as one of many ‘11 designers to know from Vancouver Indigenous Trend Week’ in late November.

Her kids, sadly, didn’t take part within the stroll earlier this month.

“Nevertheless, I did really feel like secretly our children had been there. We had a younger man who’s 18 years previous that modelled one of many vests that my son had worn… Though my boys weren’t there, it was type of like we had been blessed with boys that felt like household boys,” she stated.

In addition to showcasing, Ay Lelum had been distributors on the five-day lengthy affair, together with dozens of different Indigenous powerhouse trend firms.

Their work may also be noticed on the Beban Park social centre for the upcoming Sum̓sháthut (Solar) Pageant on Dec. 17 within the buying and selling put up market.

The design firm has additionally not too long ago opened their gallery, studio and design home on Snuneymuxw First Nation at 1380B Raines Rd., which is open Fridays and Saturdays, or by appointment.

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Nanaimo design home returns to runway at Vancouver Indigenous Trend Week

Shenandoah McSporran with Supernaturals Modelling showcases an Ay Lelum Transformation design couture garment at Vancouver Indigenous Trend Week on Dec. 1. (Photograph by Alana Paterson)

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