The Rise Collection is designed by Inuk fashion designer Victoria Kakuktinniq using real glass crystals. Nunavut's official flower, the purple saxifrage comes to life on our black suede hides in vibrant embroidery. A limited edition design added to a small collection of mukluks and moccasins.
Materials: Cow Suede, Rabbit Fur, Beads
Shaft Circumference: 16"
Shaft Lining: Fleece
Foot Lining: Genuine Shearling
Sole: Rubber Tipi Glacier Grip
Temperature Rating: to -25F in active use
The creator of Victoria's Arctic Fashion, Victoria Kakuktinniq, a Nunavummiut, born and raised in Rankin Inlet, has always been deeply immersed in the Inuit Culture. Surrounded by skilled seamstresses, Victoria was always intrigued and inspired by the parkas she saw sewn. Following a traditional sewing course in Rankin Inlet, she knew she had found her passion and soon after enrolled at MC College in Winnipeg, where she would prefect her craft in the Fashion Design and Apparel Production program. Victoria gained notoriety there for her form fitting parkas, with signature embroideries. Soon after completing the program, Victoria returned to Nunavut and created Victoria’s Arctic Fashion.
About the Art
Inspiration for this design came from our ancestors and especially my mother and grandmother. Growing up my mom always provided our family with warm winter clothing such as parkas, mitts, and windpants. This was a really great way for us to express our Inuit identity through our clothing. By doing this for us it inspired me to want to do the same for my family. My grandmother, Lizzie Ittinuar is a well known seamstress who creates beautiful traditional beaded amautiks, ones that take up to a year to complete, and other traditional style clothing. Her hard work and dedication has always inspired me, her work is showcased in art museums within Canada and internationally. She put in so much intricate detail and elaborate beadwork decoration. The beadwork includes elaborate fringes on the hood and front panels, with beaded floral motifs. I have created haute couture garments that were inspired by her work and other traditional Inuit garments made by Inuit.
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