D’Arcy Moses is an Indigenous Dene originally from the Pehdzeh Ki First Nation; a small community located in the Mackenzie mountains beside the Mackenzie River – in Canada’s Northwest Territories.
His name has been synonymous with Indigenous fashion for several decades throughout Canada though the use of womens’ couture fashion techniques, extensive work with leather, traditional hides and fur and more recently, applying the use of digital technology to his work.
D’Arcy’s work has appeared over the years in both national and international television and print media sold at retailers like Holt Renfrew in Canada, Saks Fifth Avenue and Neiman Marcus in the United States. He has been the recipient of several awards in the garment business including but not limited to the Wool Bureau of Canada award, the Dubbonet Design award and Canada’s Gold Thimble award – the Griffe D’or. More recently he received the Queen’s Jubliee Award for his contribution to Canada’s Fashion and the Arts.
Throughout his career in the garment business D’Arcy has hosted numerous design, accessory / garment construction workshops across Canada and the NWT working with Indigenous youth and elders. These workshops focused primarily on traditional indigenous design, construction and garment finishing techniques mixed with a contemporary fashion ideology.