The Final Emancipation of Native Fashion Arrives as Young Native™

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The Final Emancipation of Native™ Fashion Arrives as Young Native

Canadian native designer, Angela DeMontigny is announcing the launch of her newly formed co. YOUNG NATIVE FASHION INC., and her new website Her newest and most exciting collection to date will be released and available for purchase online beginning Thurs., June 27, 2013.

The launch was set to coincide within the week of DeMontigny’s one year anniversary of the opening of her Fashion Design Studio/Gallery/Showroom in Ancaster, Ontario last year.
‘Live Free, Love Free’, is the motto of Young Native Fashion. A new line and concept developed when Angela DeMontigny

started working with Chinese cross-over star, Ayi Jihu as her personal designer and stylist. Ayi Jihu was so taken with Angela’s work that she asked her to redesign the costume for her upcoming feature film ‘Fear Chaser’.

This led to a friendship and working relationship that inspired DeMontigny to create a new line of fashion and accessories with Ayi as her muse. When asked why she took this direction she replied ‘I have always been a proponent and supporter of racial diversity and have made a point over the years to use models from as many ethnicities as possible in my runway shows.

Working with Ayi gave me a much larger opportunity to incorporate this racial diversity into my fashion designs and by having her as my Brand Ambassador’.

Ayi JIhu models the latest collection along with a number of beautiful and talented Canadian models. Ever the trend setter, DeMontigny made a strong statement about racial diversity when casting the models for the Young Native photo shoot. The new collection boldly illustrates Angela DeMontigny’s signature, edgy style of integrating both traditio

nal native and contemporary elements into her designs, and presents 4 distinct groups within the collection which have their own distinct

Colour Bloc: Beautiful, bold colours in luxurious yet casual goat suede and lambskin separates which will work perfectly at the office or the weekend; Purple & Gold: A softer, yet rich colour palette of gold, copper, leather with accents of white and magenta goat suede and a stunning shearling coat with a fur trimmed hood. Black N Bronze: a strong, sexy group of glamorous evening pieces ranging from a long skirt with thigh high fringe to a daring tuxedo pant suit with slashed details. The Native Art Teeshirt Collection (featuring original and authentic art by Brett Stokes exclusively for Young Native) made from eco friendly Bamboo along with the controversial S.Q.U.A.W.flavour.

Tee which strives to ‘change the perception’ of a native word that was once used in a negative way and restore it to one that is positive and empowering. All this as well as Angela’s new collection of luxury handbags and a new line of hand made jewellry created by Jim Telfer exclusively for Young Native.

Sizes run mostly from 4-12 and prices range from $45 Cdn – $1,600. International shipping is available through the Young Native Fashion website, and direct orders may be purchased by phone or at Angela’s Design Studio in Ancaster, Ontario. This collection, as with previous Angela DeMontigny creations, is made with the highest quality leathers and suedes from Europe, including her fabulous, acid washed Hair on Hide from Italy for her luxury handbags.

Every piece of clothing, jewellry and handbag are cut and sewn by hand with the greatest attention to detail by talented, Master leather craftsmen in Canada. Even the new bamboo tees are made in Canada!

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One Response to "The Final Emancipation of Native Fashion Arrives as Young Native™"

  1. David Ironstand   January 9, 2014 at 1:23 pm

    Great work empowering for our youths and our generations


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