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2024 IFA Festival Call for Models

Indigenous Fashion Arts (IFA) is now accepting model applications for the fourth biennial Indigenous Fashion Arts Festival! This multi-platform festival…

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Ho’reh Ti Yeh Kuh (To See the Horizon at Dawn)

Indigenous Fashion Arts presents a new fashion installation at Nuit Blanche 2022 on October 1 at 1 The Esplanade called Ho’reh Tih Yeh Kuh, which loosely translates from Denesųłįné to English, meaning “To see the horizon at dawn,”

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IFWTO is Hiring!

Join an enthusiastic team and gain valuable, hands-on experience related to nonprofit arts administration.

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A Thread That Never Breaks

A virtual exhibition in the Indigenously determined AbTec Gallery. There will be a virtual tour of the works on January 28, 2:30PM EST.

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IFWTO 2020 Online Edition

For its 2020 Online Edition and in partnership with Harbourfront Centre, IFWTO premiered four runway films featuring 16 Indigenous designers, 10 panel discussions in partnership with the School of Fashion at Ryerson University and an online popup marketplace featuring 40 Indigenous artists and designers, including a spotlight on Northwestern Ontario.

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Celebrating Indigenous fashion and culture in a four-day online festival of cinematic fashion films, a pop-up online marketplace, a virtual art exhibition, and a panel series.

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Statement of Solidarity

“… in the final analysis, a riot is the language of the unheard. And what is it that America has failed to hear?… It has failed to hear that the promises of freedom and justice have not been met. And it has failed to hear that large segments of white society are more concerned about tranquility and the status quo than about justice, equality, and humanity.” – Dr. Martin Luther King

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A Message from IFWTO

Dear IFWTO community, It is with deep sadness that we announce postponement of IFWTO2020.  We know that you will understand…

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Call for Models

DEADLINE: APRIL 13, 2018SEEKING ALL SIZES & GENDERS Indigenous Fashion Week Toronto is a four-day multi-platform festival of the most…

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“Toronto’s first fashion week dedicated entirely to Indigenous creators and storytellers was a uniquely Indigenous experience. Front row seats were reserved for elders, instead of fashion VIPs, and gender-fluid, body-positive Indigenous and non-Indigenous models walked the runway to Tanya Tagaq throat-singing tracks”

— Kelly Boutsalis, Toronto Star, 2018

The Indigenous fashion community has been one that I have felt most at home and most connected to, particularly with [IFA]."

— Lesley Hampton, Designer, 2021

“IFA is currently one of the biggest showcases of Indigenous design in North America. The event provides a much-needed space for underrepresented talent to showcase their work on a large scale, all of whom challenge preconceived notions of what Indigenous design is and can be.”

— Christian Allaire, Vogue Magazine, 2021