Tuesday, June 4, 2013

First Nations Fashion Designer
TRACY TOULOUSE                                         

Tracy Toulouse, an Ojibway from the Bear Clan, grew up on the Sagamok Anishnawabek First Nation. 

 Tracy's spirit name is Enimid kwe ehzhosit - "Woman who dances with kindness".

This award-winning designer has followed her cultural teachings, ‘to share your gifts and knowledge with others’ by pushing the boundaries of her cultural motifs.

 The natural fabrics of wool, leather and cotton are appliquéd, embroidered and decorated with hand-carved wooden buttons, bone and feathers and used to create a line of colourful and graphic clothing and accessories.   The line ranges from street to evening wear.