INDIGENOUS FASHION WEEK TORONTO KICKS OFF WITH NEW MOON

Inaugural event's first night showcases new and upcoming Indigenous designers

Sage Paul is a fashion designer and co-founder of Setsuné Indigenous Fashion Incubator. (Westend Studios)

The inaugural Indigenous Fashion Week Toronto kicked off Thursday evening, showcasing new and upcoming designers.

The entire event will take place over four days, each day culminating with a runway showcase inspired by the traditional phases of the moon. Thursday was dubbed New Moon.

“This is something that I’ve wanted to do since I was in college,” said Sage Paul.

Lesley Hampton is a First Nations fashion designer based in Toronto who is showing her Fall/Winter 18 collection, ‘Lithium,’ at Indigenous Fashion Week Toronto. (Rhiannon Johnson/CBC)

Paul, who identifies as an Urban Dene woman, is the artistic director and founder of Indigenous Fashion Week Toronto.

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