Ayinwinisa event brings fashion and language together to celebrate Indigenous culture

Cree fashionista and artist Cheyenne Rain LeGrande’s first fashion show will be a celebration of Indigenous languages displayed through fashion. 

LeGrande is the driving force behind the Ayiwinisa Fashion Show this weekend at Beaver Hills House Park. 

As curatorial assistant for Latitude 53 art gallery, this isn’t her first event, but it is LeGrande’s first fashion show. 

“I think Indigenous fashion is just incredible and so powerful and beautiful,” LeGrande said. “And to have these languages be visible in that form kind of created this idea.”

he show is made up of four Indigenous designers.

Heather Crowshoe Couture will be celebrating Indigenous high fashion with Blackfoot designs, Evan Ducharme will be showing his most elegant Métis garments. There will also be bold trench coats with a Cree flair from Mobilize and Luxx Ready to Wear’s Cree printed garments.

Each designer is showcasing their Indigenous language in their designs. 

Read more: CBC

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