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Fashion Speaks B.C. brought local and national designers together to bring awareness and raise funds for missing and murdered aboriginal women.
Kim Coltman created the event. As a former fashion model herself she thought it would be a fun way to combine fashion, art, and a strong message. The day’s events featured live performances, talks and fashion shows that showcased aboriginal culture, art, and design.
Coltman said the star power of Mrs. Universe 2015, Ashley Callingbull and her mother Lisa Ground were a big part of the show’s success.
“Ashley and her mom Lisa both are amazing women and I think that without them we wouldn’t have had as successful of a show. They were a huge drawing card and having them in Kamloops was a real coup for us. I think it was really good for the city of Kamloops overall,” said Coltman.
They raised over $4,000 from the event. All of the proceeds will be going towards Families of Sisters in Spirit which is a non-profit organization that works with families dealing with the loss of a family member that has gone missing or has been murdered.
Coltman says a number of communities across the country have shown interest in hosting similar events including Duncan, Victoria, Prince George, Edmonton, Calgary, Regina, Winnipeg, Toronto, and Billings Montana.