Okanagan stage heats up with indigenous designs and hearth dancers – Kelowna Capital Information

Fresh from a London fashion week in England, local indigenous fashion designer Jill Setah is on fire.

And Lake Country gets a taste of their hot collection when Fashion and Fire arrives at the Creekside Theater on Saturday, November 27th at 7pm with the fire dancers from Kinshira Entertainment

“It all started when my son needed traditional regalia to dance at pow-wows. I sewed his first insignia entirely by hand, ”said Setah.

As a result, she was inspired to attend fashion schools, which led her to the 2010 fashion design and merchandising program at the Center for Arts & Technology in Kelowna.

Her work was featured during London, England Fashion Week September 2010 and Setah has shown her designs in Los Angeles, New York, Vancouver and Paris, France.

Her goal is to become one of the world’s leading indigenous fashion designers.

Born in Oliver, she is one of six children of boarding school students Louis August of the Neskonlith Band and Norah Setah (deceased) of the Yunesit’in government. Setah is the mother of four Tsilhqot’in ‘/ syilx children and, in her own words, “inspires indigenous culture – be it hunting, salmon fishing or traditional ceremonies.”

The indigenous designer Jolonzo Goldtooth from the USA, Valley Lifestyle, Hey Ma, Art of Marina, KALECO Sustainable Lifestyle and Envy Apparel will also take part in the Fashion and Fire Show.

The stage is also heated up as Kinshira’s transformative performance art captivates audiences with fire acts enhanced with pyrotechnics, flame effects, LED and light bulbs, and more for a colorful, hypnotic effect.

Throughout the show, ticket holders will have the opportunity to choose their favorite looks and features in the on-site marketplace from vendors such as Oak Handmade Jewelry, Cutie Bum Creations, Love Co Ceramics, Haig Designs, Flourish and Form, Knotted Words, Under. to buy the Willow Tree, Freshly Sewn Pillows, and Hairbrained Schemes.

Tickets on ticketseller.ca for people who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, with proof of vaccination and photo ID in accordance with the current health regulations.

The District of Lake Country thanks its seasonal sponsor Telus for supporting the Creekside Theater.

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Jill Setah brings her indigenous fashion designs for Fashion and Fire to the stage at the Creekside Theater on November 27th. (Contributed)

Setah's designs were featured at the New York Fashion Show on September 22nd (photo courtesy Jill Setah)

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