During the festival Tråante 2017 in the city of Trondheim I saw a fashion show all by Sami designers. That is designers from the people of the North, the indigenous people of Europe. This is Abanti Design, made by a designer who lives in Karasjok in Finnmark. That is in the heartland of Sami culture and reindeer herding.
Above, a poncho and silver necklase by Árbi of Sápmi. Wilks Design (the picture below), are made by three sisters who are also reindeer herders. Like the other designers they combine Sami traditions with a modern expressions. And naturally they use traditional materials like wool, and leather and fur of reindeer, as well as from other wild animals, and even fish skin.
There were interesting design and details to see on the catwalk in Trondheim. Even Elsa Laula, the Sami political pioneer found resonance by the young designers. She was the woman who started the political work for Sami community 100 years ago. Expressed among others in the design of Kim Anders Vuolab and his Kimbanti Design.
There are more photos from the Sami Fashion Show on this link. http://bentehaarstad.photoshelter.com/portfolio/G0000sz6HrZ7hgNo
And here is a link to my former post about this years big Sami Jubilee: https://bentehaarstad.wordpress.com/2017/02/18/traante-the-sami-jubilee/