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.