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Vancouver Indigenous Fashion Week

Vancouver Indigenous Fashion Week will be held on the unrelinquished territories of xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), Stó:lō and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations. We honour their vision, resilience and resistance and stand in solidarity with them.

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VIFW

Vancouver’s first International Indigenous Fashion Week(VIFW) launched in July 26-30 at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre of Vancouver, BC and Museum of Anthropolgy (MOA).VIFW was an independent production in partnership with the City of Vancouver's The Drum is Calling Festival. We had 4,550 thousand people attend this event over the coase of 5 days. VIFW’s mission is to celebrate and make visible Indigenous arts, culture, community, land-based wisdom and global future, and to facilitate Indigenous-Ally relationships through collaboration, education and representation.

VIFW calls on all lovers of Indigenous art and design to buy directly from Indigenous artists and suppliers, and build pathways to Indigenous sustainability and enterprise by honouring and exchanging directly with source creators of this land. If you love Indigenous art, honour those who are gifted to create it, and who gift it by sharing it with the world, by being in direct relationship with them. Do not accept manufactured versions without reserch, and herald the wisdom of slow fashion. VIFW's long-term vision is for Indigenous-owned social enterprise that galvanizes and champions Indigenous art, design and identity locally and internationally.

warriors never die

Past Shows