Alexis Walker

Alexis Walker (she/her) is Associate Curator of Dress, Fashion & Textiles at the McCord Stewart Museum in Tiohtiá:ke (Montreal), which sits on land used and occupied by Indigenous peoples for millennia that has never been ceded by treaty, and to which the Kanien’kehá:ka Nation has a profound and ongoing attachment. Walker holds both a B.F.A. in Textiles from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, and an M.A. in Fashion and Textiles Studies: History, Theory, Museum Practice from the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York. She was the curator of the McCord Stewart Museum’s prize winning 2021 exhibition Parachute: Subversive Fashion of the ‘80s, and author of the book Parachute: Subversive Design and Street Fashion, published in April 2024 by Rizzoli New York. In addition to her curatorial work, Alexis is a former fashion, costume designer and stylist, and runs a small hand embroidery business under the name Fools and Mortals.