Behind The Look: Part 5
From Up Here's October issue, here are more of photographer Hannah Eden's shots from the fashion feature and a few words from the creative mind behind the looks:
Members of the Dakhá Khwáan Dancers Kluane Adamek, Marillyn Jensen, Megan Jensen, Helen Allan and Kara Lepine wear beaded ‘granny handkerchiefs’ made with vintage beads by Dickson Designs.
The Designer: Heather Dickson
The Place: Yukon
The Story: “Growing up in the North I was always seeing the grannies in their multi-coloured hankies. I got one from my granny when she passed, and I just couldn’t rock it like she did. So I cut it up. People at school kind of laughed, saying, those are for grannies. But then one day my friend messaged me saying she was interested in buying one. I thought, how can I make this prettier for her? So I got some beadwork on there.
"I had decided that it was time for people to see Northern beadwork. I thought it’d be selfish of me to just show the world my own, so that’s why I get beadwork from women all over the Yukon and Northwest Territories. Each headband comes with a card that says who did the beadwork, where they are from, what their culture is. It’s important for the people getting these headbands to do a bit of learning too.”