AndLeen Designs

Fashion – Edmonton, ALB

As an Indigenous designer from Alexander First Nation, she remembers watching her family members “make traditional ribbon skirts and pow wow regalia”. Growing up, she learned sewing and beadwork from watching and helping her family members. Her debut collection was inspired by many different aspects. The first inspiration came from an artist named Bruce Munro. This artist uses the contrast between light and dark to create beautiful light installations and art. Selena’s collection was also inspired by contrasting elements. This is shown in the collection through the materials and colour palette used, and how the garments were constructed. ...more