January 1, 2011

CANAB Fashion 2010 Review, Round 2

Happy New Year everyone!

A couple of days ago, I wrote a brief review of the fashion show held at the Canadian Aboriginal Festival. For this post I'd like to focus on two of the designers - Bruno Henry and Ronald Green of Ronald Everett Design.

Bruno Henry:
Originally from Six Nations of the Grand River in Ontario, artist Bruno Henry brings his artistic visions to life through stone carvings, jewellery, photography and fashion design. Described as a self-taught artist, Henry is inspired by the traditional use of hide for clothing. He is known for creating classy clothing that blends animal hide and ancient designs with chic modern styles.

Most of his custom designs are made with traditional materials like moose and deer hide stitched together using leather stitch-work instead of thread or sinew.

Ronald Green of Ronald Everett Design:
Ronald Green, founder of Ronald Everett Design, is Tsimshian from Northern British Columbia. He studied at the International Academy of Design in Toronto, where he graduated at the head of his class with an award winning collection of Native Inspired designs. Images of Raven, Killer Whale, Moon and Eagle are just a few of the icons that he incorporates into his designs, which bring First Nations culture and images to the world of fashion.

If you'd like to learn more about Ronald Everett Designs, check out this video:

Stay tuned for the final round of images from the Turtle Concepts CANAB fashion show