Meet Our 2021 Fall Fashion show Participants
Christine Eruokwu is a Nigerian-born designer who believes in the societal gains embedded in the empowerment of the individual. She established Kaima Designs, as an African-inspired trendsetting clothing brand whose Corporate Social Responsibility (CRS) prioritizes poverty reduction through girl child education and women empowerment. Her Cheta hoodie design was launched early this year to fundraise for her annual school uniform project.
Oakely Wysote Gray
My collection may seem a bit brutal to some, as it is stained with blood and ink. But there’s always a meaning with every detail of my work. The blood is to honour the ancestors that have suffered blood-shed through colonization. The ink is a literal representation of what was used to shape our lives through the Indian act. Each outfit has its own story to tell, some more traumatic than others, but they need to be heard and seen.
Mari Forbes d show ebut fashion collection will showcase her love for how clothing can be an outlet for expression and boost how someone feels. Her fashion style will create a dreamy night time atmosphere that feels like home, wrapped in cute and soft pastels, adorable imagery like clouds, stars and fluffy cats!
My name is Rukayat Olaniyi, The Founder of Rukky tee Designs, a fashion designer, pattern maker and a trainer. I studied Surveying and Geoinformatics at a University in Nigeria. I am pleased to have designed and made cloths (African attire and ready to wear/bespoke) for a lot of people within and outside of Canada. I have also trained people on how to make patterns and dresses.
Since my childhood, I loved drawing and had a talent for it. I loved drawing clothes, just a hobby and nothing more. In 2015 I was in Turkey and I was suffering from boredom and I liked to occupy my time with something useful, so I started making a special group to which I added friends and relatives. I would buy clothes in bulk and display and sell them, and then my business developed until I began shipping clothes to all over the world for each customer separately .
Marilyn Nwogu Ndubuoeze
Marilyn is a proactive self-starter,creative, hardworking and reliable artist, who has combined her artistry excellently with fashion illustrations. She has over 10 years experience in modeling; Originally from Nigeria, She immigrated to Canada with her family in May 2019. And soon kicked off and completed a business immigration essentials course with The Hive in Saint John, New Brunswick in July the same year.
Born in the US, and raised in Canada, Charolette grew up on the small reservation of Eel Ground First Nation.While attending high school she was enrolled in her first fashion class and discovered her love of the process.
Charolette started the Fashion Design Diploma in 2017 and debuted her collection FERVENT at the annual NBCCD Fashion Show in 2019. Since then she has accepted commissions to explore a range of sewing techniques and fabrics.
Clémence fashion comes from Africa, precisely from Cameroon. Since my childhood I have always admired fashion. Having studied in the clothing industry, fashion remains my passion. The creation and the realization of the models allow me not only to put into practice my knowledge but also to enhance the culture. And although we say that the habit does not make the monk, we recognize the monk by his outfit.
Lakshmi Sindhura Reddy Muchalla
My debut fashion line, Loxodon Collections, will utilize contrasting asymmetrical elements, unifying shape and form. Using pleats and draping I have built forms that mimic Egyptian architectural design. This collection is complemented by black and bronze with violet details and uses leather, organza, rayon, and kasha lining to create a modern and attractive silhouette.