Indigenous Fashion Designer
Sage Paul is an urban Dene woman and a member of English River First Nation. Based in Toronto, Sage is an artist, designer and innovative leader for Indigenous fashion, craft and textiles, championing family, sovereignty and resistance for balance.
Sage is also the Founder and Artistic Director of Indigenous Fashion Week Toronto.
Some of her art and design has shown at the Royal Ontario Museum, Harbourfront Centre, The Centre for Craft, Creativity and Design (North Carolina, USA), and a curated program at Western Canada Fashion Week by Ociciwan Contemporary Art Collective. In 2018, she will be presented at Montreal’s fashion week Festival de Mode et Design, Asinabka Film & Media Arts Festival and Ohtaapiahki Fashion Week.
Sage has presented on Indigenous fashion including at Canada House (London, UK), The Walrus Magazine, Ryerson University, Toronto Women’s Fashion Week and South Africa Fashion Week.
In 2017, Sage received the Design Exchange RBC Emerging Designer Award in the fashion category, was recognized by Flare Magazine as a top 100 talented & driven Canadian women and was honoured by the Ontario Minister of the Status of Women as a trailblazing woman who is transforming Ontario.
Sage is on the Ryerson School of Fashion Advisory Board and is developing an Indigenous Fashion elective course for George Brown College.