Tiffin Talk: Walking in Our Finest


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Clothing, storytelling, expression and identity have always been woven together. In South Asian culture, and in Indigenous Turtle Island, clothing and regalia are crucial forms of cultural and personal expression, exploring the beauty, story, spirit, and belonging. In both cases, the history of colonization and industrialization has had long-lasting and destructive effects on traditional ways of making and wearing textiles. What we see now is a resurgence. Contemporary Indigenous and South Asian fashion mix modern day glamour, high regalia and street styles, raising up clothing as an art form and a statement. Join acclaimed Musqueam weaver and knowledge keeper Debra Sparrow in conversation with Nep Sidhu, artist and creator of the clothing line Paradise Sportif. Moderated by Mita Naidu, this talk will examine philosophies of contemporary regalia, fashion, and adornment, and what it means to walk in our finest. This talk is curated by Joleen Mitton, founder of Vancouver Indigenous Fashion Week. TIFFIN TALKS: A LUNCHTIME IDEAS SERIES Tiffin Talks is a five-part ideas series showcasing a diverse group of thought leaders, artists, innovators, and changemakers, gathering to share ideas and a meal together. Every Tiffin Talk features South Asian and Indigenous people in conversation with each other on a wide range of topics.  Event Presenting Partner: Vancity Event Supporting Partner: Museum of Vancouver