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Longtime designer D'Arcy Moses reflects on digital shifts and the opportunities they bring.

2022-01-23 8:00:00 AM

Longtime designer D'Arcy Moses reflects on digital shifts and the opportunities they bring.

Fashion isn't about runways and shows any more, says D'Arcy Moses, and that's good news for up-and-coming Indigenous fashion designers. Moses is now gearing up to lead a fashion residency at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity in Alberta.

·(Submitted by D'Arcy Moses)Now, he's getting ready to lead a fashion residency at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity in Alberta, where he will teach Indigenous textile artists how to design and make patterns for haute couture — high-end fashion.

Those future designers should know the fashion industry isn't what it used to be, Moses said — social media platforms and online sales have revolutionized a line of work famous for its dazzling fashion shows, expensive magazine spreads and collections.

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