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We need to break those barriers’: Sask. model becomes first Indigenous person to open for Dior fashion show – CTV News

by ahnationtalk on March 29, 202370 Views

March 29, 2023

An 18-year-old Saskatchewan woman became the first Indigenous model to open for a Dior fashion show, in late February. Now the model, from Fishing Lake First Nation, advocates for more representation on the runway.

Heather Diamond Strongarm wants to see more Indigenous people in the fashion industry.

“Indigenous people’s contributions to the fashion industry are often appropriated or overlooked, so we need to break those barriers and show people that we’re still here,” Strongarm told CTV News.

She was recently named Vogue’s ‘Top 10 Standout Models of Fall 2023’.

“I was shocked when I saw it. I didn’t think I would be one of the top 10 models,” she said.

Read More: https://saskatoon.ctvnews.ca/we-need-to-break-those-barriers-sask-model-becomes-first-indigenous-person-to-open-for-dior-fashion-show-1.6334064

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