The Dorothy Grant and Pam Baker Fashion Show was enraptured by Electronic Drum music during the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Games. Two of Canada’s leading Aboriginal Fashion Designers embraced the new sound of Aboriginal house music as their garments tell stories of love and triumph of the human and animal spirit. What do you get when you bring rattles, hand drums, jingle bells, animal sounds, spoken word, electronic music and world-renowned Fashion Designers together? You create a cornucopia of traditional sounds, inspiring positive messages and traditional designs that evoke emotion through sight and sound. It was an artistic collaboration of forward thinkers and role models who hold their traditions close to their hearts.
“Dorothy Grant was born in Hydaburg Alaska and grew up in Ketchikan Alaska. She is a Kaigani Haida of the raven clan from the Brown Bear House of Howkan. Fired by creative forces, Grant spins the 10,000 year old legends of the Haida into high style, fusing myth into each flawlessly designed and manufactured garment.”
“Pam Baker – Our fashion vision is an expression of First Nations’ heritage through the visual arts proudly displayed on all our designs. Pam is a celebrated guest speaker, workshop facilitator and designer; she blends intelligence, humour and thought provoking ideas into her collection which includes sportswear, ready-to-wear, wearable art and limited edition one-of-a-kind pieces.” (http://www.toclegends.com/enter/about.html)
The music created for both designers were inspired by their clan and animal spirits. Their cultural and design background had a significant influence on which animal sound was triggered during specific sequences. The use of multimedia in cultural events has grown quite popular as it serves a dual purpose to convey messages to an audience and encapsulate moments that could be lost in time. It is the movement to meld traditional sounds using contemporary measures that encompasses a once in lifetime opportunity to experience a modern ceremony through design.
You have the opportunity to view rare video footage that was recorded at crowd level. The video’s that have been posted today (for promo purposes only) show a collaboration of an Aboriginal Music Producer, DJ, and Fashion Designers who were brought together by the Olympic world stage. The pumping veins of technology fused sound and fashion design as one breathing and living entity. If you ever get the chance to meet Dorothy Grant & Pam Baker you will soon realize that they are Mentors & Artists who truly wear their hearts on their sleeves. Look out for more multimedia fusions through spoken word, animal sounds and 4/4 beats as electronic drum music inspires the world stage to come together and unite as one.
For more info: Please visit Dorothy Grant and Pam Baker websites and learn more about how they translate their spirit into products and services.