Alberta dressmaker Stephanie Crowchild takes New York Style Week by storm

Tsuut’ina dressmaker Stephanie Crowchild is taking the Large Apple by storm.

Crowchild is in New York for Style Week, and Friday, her work lit up social media when The Bay posted video of her designs being modeled by Alberta’s Ashley Callingbull.

“Take a sneak peek of the Stephanie Eagletail Designs assortment, showcased at the moment at NYFW and modeled by the ever-talented @ashleycallingbull. @steph_crowchild, the designer, is from Tsuu T’ina in Treaty 7 Territory close to Calgary, Alberta and creates bespoke gadgets utilizing HBC Level blankets, within the custom of her ancestors. Head over to our tales to look at Stephanie’s debut at NYFW,” it mentioned.

Crowchild posted the video to her TikTok account.

“I used to be extraordinarily grateful to have @HudsonBay and @AshleyCallingbull with me in NEW YORK CITY,” she wrote. “It is a highly effective assertion piece that got here to me in a dream to have Ashley rocking it’s a designer’s dream! Ashley can be sporting her Hillberg & Berk assortment, together with @ashleywright017 jewelery! Gorgeous Indigenous girl collab!

Blackfoot designer Ashley Wright weighed in on the video, which featured Callingbull sporting her jewellery with a one-word remark: “Epic!”

In an August interview with CTV Information reporter Stephanie Thomas, Crowchild spoke about her inspiration. Her mother and aunt taught her tips on how to sew and make a jacket when she was 17. A lot of her modern-day designs pay tributes to the kinds worn by her grandparents, which she says are sometimes assertion items in opposition to colonialism.

“It’s stunning to be Indigenous and to put on Indigenous clothes from what our ancestors wore,” mentioned Crowchild.

Her purpose is to create a style model whereas elevating the profile of Indigenous clothes and artwork.

“It makes me really feel actually proud as a result of we’re bringing extra Indigenous illustration,” she mentioned.

With information from Stephanie Thomas