My Blood Memory is Couture
2018 Indigenous
Funded

My Blood Memory is Couture

Indigenous Fashion Designers are transferred knowledge of traditional adornment to connect spirit and story.

Length7:27
GenreDrama

Video

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Pitch video

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Synopsis

Indigenous Designers come from a bloodline of makers that have been creating couture adornment from time immemorial. Sharing the story about certain rites of passage is necessary for the development of our role in the community. Post-contact we find ourselves sorting through scrap pieces ever resilient. Design & Making provide tools to heal and connect with self and community. Our collective of emerging Designers all advocate for sharing an authentic voice in Indigenous design as we create space in mainstream fashion. We will document a workshop series, conducted by a knowledge keeper about rites of passage in context with personal adornment. Each designer will create a woman’s traditional dress to showcase in the collaborative fashion film at the end of the process.


The team

We're a dynamic duo with a heart for contributing to the creation of a positive global perspective of Indigenous Peoples'. As future Ancestors, we believe storytelling is the key to sharing our indigeneity in contemporary spaces.

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Angel AubichonDirector, Writer, Host, Production Manager, Voice Over, Social Media Strategist
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Alex ManitopyesDirector, Editor, Production Design, Camera Operator, Lighting, Motion Graphics

Production

Interview Roster

Teresa Snow
Teresa Snow

Facilitator, presenter and artist.

Angel Aubichon
Angel Aubichon

Co-founder of Indi City. Beader, writer and artist.

Melrene Saloy-Eaglespeaker
Melrene Saloy-Eaglespeaker

Owner of Native Diva Creations. Beader and entrepreneur.

Kristen Starlight
Kristen Starlight

Manager of Tsu T’ina gift shop and creator of the Good Medicine tees.

Faith Starlight
Faith Starlight

Owner or the fashion accessories business ‘Pow Wow Styles’.

Production Design

Most of our filming will be taken place on Morley with help of some Stoney Nakoda youth.
Here is where the interviews will be filmed.
This amazing slider will give cinematic shots for the interviews and beautiful time lapse b-roll.