The Otahpiaaki Fashion Showcase proudly dedicates itself to the Missing or Murdered Indigenous Women. It is in their tribute and honour that this showcase was born. These women and their stories have a profound impact on Indigenous Women of all ages- First Nations, Metis, and Inuit alike. Through constant exposure and learning on this issue, we can strive for a future with 'No More Stolen Sisters'.
Local Indigenous leaders have utilized their creative gifts to empower First Nation's individuals across the country. Each talent has manifested itself within the Otahpiaaki Fashion Showcase.
The Otahpiaaki Fashion Showcase strives to broaden society's perception of beauty, disparaging Indigenous stereotypes and myths that unfortunately continue to infiltrate Canadian culture. Justin Louis and his fashion line SECTION 35, featured in this show, focus on embracing diversity and working to eliminate social norms that divide us.
The four Red Dresses custom created for this show by Tishna Marlowe and her brand 'SIXRedBeads', to honour the Missing or Murdered Indigenous Women. Tishna Marlowe is from an isolated community in the Northwest Territories where she learned to bead and sew from her Grandmother and Great-Grandmother. Her pieces are representative of her homeland and her love for her people.