Inuit powerhouses and empowering women grace the cover of the February/March issue of ELLE Canada.
Entrepreneur and Inuk designer Victoria Kakuktinniq is the owner of Victoria’s Arctic Fashion. Founded in 2014 Victoria’s Arctic Fashion is an up-and-coming design label that fuses traditional northern garments and accessories with a modern style. Started by Victoria Kakuktinniq, V.A.F. has already established itself Across Canada as a Parka brand favorite in the North.
Marika Sila is an Inuk influencer, actress, stunt performer, and host of RedPath Radio Podcast who creates a wide variety of posts and videos for social media promoting culture, health, wellness, advocacy, and Indigenous businesses.
Willow Allen is an Inuvialuit model from Inuvik, N.W.T who models in the US, Canada, and Singapore. She connects modeling with her culture and identity as much as possible.
Each wears a Canada Goose coat, showcasing the collaboration between Canada Goose and Victoria’s Arctic Fashion called the first-ever Project Atigi women’s capsule collection.
ELLE Canada interviewed each woman about their culture, advocating for change in their communities and honoring the legacy of the Inuit. The issue hits newsstands on Monday, January 31.