A divine structure. A massive painting is needed to create the full landscape of the Bustle Dress. Inspired by 1930’s dressing gowns, the dress is snug in the bosom and open in the front; flaring out in movement. Elegant and sexy, it is a feminine landscape that captures all the geographic curves.
Bustle up for sass or down for elegance, to coffee in jeans, to the pool over a bathing suit or garnishing a sleek gown to the opera. It all works with the Bustle Dress. A client bought one to wear to the beach on holidays and she reported that many children followed her down the beach. Pick one colour for the polka dot bubbles and Yáahl, G̱úud,Tsai will procure the rest.
Hlk’itgáa çáwtlaak hl ta ýánjuudaang. I’m ordering a new dress.
K’ah hlaa! Laugh!
The Hlḵ’yáan ḵ’úst’aan Frog Hatori is designed to be worn over a simple snug garment. Its function is to layer the Hlḵ’yáan ḵ’úst’aan Frog and its reflection over your landscape, creating an ephemeral dance within space and time.
The lapels are designed to create a column of equal space between them; long, lean, elegant. Wear this piece for coffee, to the beach or the opera. Light, washable and crease resistant, it is a perfect piece to take with you wherever you go. Choose one colour as your base colour and we will do the rest.
Hawíit, xyáahl hlaa! Come on, dance!
Known as the trickster, transformer and creator, Yáahl shapes itself and the world around it with spontaneous aplomb, often creating mischief. Ravens love shiny things.
Known as a spiritual guide that provides connection to a higher realm, Guud represents strength of character, courage and healing power. Eagles mate for life and are fiercely loyal.
Known for intelligence, leadership and a strong sense of family values, Guuj is a great team player and mates for life. G̱úuj symbolizes perseverance, intuition and success .
The Hummingbird is the messenger of joy. Known for its fortitude and ability to overcome great obstacles, Dakdakdíiyáa symbolizes the spirit of metamorphosis, peace, healing and love.
Ts’ing are determined builders of the mind, body and soul. A hard worker, they symbolize creativity, cooperation, persistence and harmony.
Hlḵ’yáan ḵ’úst’aan is the voice of the people, symbolizing openness, stability and superior communication. It represents great wealth.
Tsiin is the provider of life. Bringing the riches of the sea to spawning rivers, Salmon symbolizes prosperity, fertility, abundance, renewal and good luck.
A collaboration between renowned Haida artist Reg Davidson and textile artist Wendy Van Riesen.
Wendy Van Riesen
Visit Dahlia Drive
Candace Weir – iihlajaadkaanas of the Yaghujaanas clan
Advisor: Terri-Lynn Williams-Davidson
Permission to use phrases from Ýaat Kíl hl Sñ’at’áa! Alaskan Haida Phrasebook Written by Áljuhl Erma Lawrence Edited by Yáahl Ñ’ánggwdangaa Jordan Lachler Sealaska Heritage
‘Wáadluwaan díi dah gudáang. I want to buy all of it.
Dángkw gudangáay ‘láa us? Are you happy?
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