APTN National NewsAlan Syliboy’s newest exhibit is called Thundermaker.It’s touring public libraries in Nova Scotia.APTN’s Trina Roache checked out its opening in Halifax.
Danielle Rochette APTN National NewsSince coming back from Honduras, Mary Hannaburg does not pass a single day without thinking of the Indigenous Lenca people fighting for land.Hannaburg is a Mohawk woman from Kanesatake.She’s also the executive director of the Quebec Native Women’s Association.And she recently heard the tragic story of another Indigenous woman, Berta Caceres, killed for her activism in the Honduras.Now, she can’t get her story out of her [email protected]
Raw silks, heavy brocade, intricate thread work, linen and some striking silhouettes – Samant Chauhan’s Poshak was about the royalty of fabric and smart use of colour. The opening emsemble in a flowy fiery orange accessorised with a jacket with heavy flower work was not matched up but the rest of the collection where he played very safe and stuck to beiges and pale whites occasionally adding a hint of red and gold. Pearl, lace additions and rich golden tassles added to the splendor Chauhan wanted to portray – but compared to the other designer he was showcasing with – the collection was not sufficiently striking. Showstopper Manoj Bajpai in a brown raw silk jacket with golden medallions and linen pants was another safe bet for this collection.