TAKING A SEAT AT THE ECONOMIC TABLE | INDIGENOMICS BY DESIGN 2021 SPEAKERS
FOUNDER, VANCOUVER INDIGENOUS FASHION WEEK
Spanning almost two decades, Joleen Mitton’s modeling career has landed her spots in campaigns for the likes of Kenzo, Clinique, and Vivienne Westwood, on countless runways in Asia, and in print ads for everything from high-tech air conditioners to Hello Kitty paraphernalia. Now Mitton, founder of the upcoming Vancouver Indigenous Fashion Week! Turtle Island First Indigenous Fashion week! Owner/Operator of All My Relations LTD and Vancouver Indigenous Fashion Week, a company that produces Indigenous Fashion shows with clothing designed by local Indigenous Designers and worn by models of First Nation/Metis and Inuit descent.
Although Joleen loved the art aspect of the fashion world she didn’t always agree with it and wanted more substance in her life. Now residing back in Vancouver at Skwachàys as an artist and resident where she’s dedicated to working with Indigenous communities through numerous non-profits; connecting through art, fashion and understanding.
Through Producing Aboriginal Fashion Shows and Basketball Tournaments across the city, Joleen has succeeded in raising awareness for local Indigenous fashion and the Native Basketball community by hosting tournament's and producing Fashion shows in Vancouver.
Joleen is dedicated to improving the lives of people in her community, working intimately with a number of local non-profits, putting her PR, marketing, social media and producing skills to good use. Joleen works weekends with the Indigenous Urban Butterflies Day Camp, a program for children in foster care and the Mentor Me program, which is for Native girl's aging out of foster care, and somehow manages and plays on All My Relations women's basketball team in her free time.