Tote Bag Art Project – Setsuné & imagineNATIVE Partner

Setsuné Indigenous Fashion Incubator and imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival are excited to partner on a new project! We are seeking rad visual art to print on imagineNATIVE’s 400 delegate tote bags that, for you, says: “gathering” or “meeting place.” We are calling out to all young, Canadian Indigenous women artists (16-35) to pitch their artwork to print on these 2015 Festival tote bags. Continue reading “Tote Bag Art Project – Setsuné & imagineNATIVE Partner”

After the One of a Kind – Making it Happen and Reflection

Thunderbird Marketplace Artists

This past Sunday I wrapped up five days at the One of a Kind Spring Show and Sale. The One of a Kind is the largest trade craft show in Canada and the first time I showed my work at a commercial level (aka, created inventory and sold it).  Leading up to and during those five days I went through a series of up and down experiences and feelings, which ultimately left me feeling invigorated and ready to keep going. It was a success! Continue reading “After the One of a Kind – Making it Happen and Reflection”

Strawberry Girls Spring Collection – New Sage Paul Collection at the Spring One of a Kind Show –TICKET GIVEAWAY

Through the Thunderbird Marketplace I will be at the Spring One of a Kind Show (#OOAKS14) in Toronto. When I applied I’d already been thinking about what my spring collection would be about and I was excited to share it at #OOAKS14. This is the Strawberry Girls Spring Collection, a reminisce of my Berry Fast.

Inspiration – from food to fasting

Continue reading “Strawberry Girls Spring Collection – New Sage Paul Collection at the Spring One of a Kind Show –TICKET GIVEAWAY”

Seeking Volunteers for Planet IndigenUS Fashion Show – get a free guest pass to imagineNATIVE 2012

I am preparing for the Synaptic City Collection‘s final show at Planet IndigenUS, where I will also be premiering its wearable-art counterpart. Working with mirrored plexiglass, I am producing six new looks (few more details about that here).  A group of dancers put together by choreographer Justin Manyfingers, the looks will be woven throughout the show with the ready-to-wear collection with music compiled by Bear Witness of A Tribe Called Red. Continue reading “Seeking Volunteers for Planet IndigenUS Fashion Show – get a free guest pass to imagineNATIVE 2012”

Reminder & Sneak Preview: Synaptic City FW12

Synaptic City: Sage Paul

Fall/Winter 2012 Collection

March 30, 7PM, $10
gladstone hotel (1214 Queen West, Toronto)

RSVP at facebook.com/sagepaulfashion
twitter.com/sagepaulfashion (@sagepaulfashion, #FW12)
Media? Contact us about interviews, images or the press release

About Synaptic City, a Fall/Winter Collection by Sage Paul

The Sage Paul fall/winter 2012 ready-to-wear collection is a sophisticated crossroads of culture. Paul explores the acknowledgement of tradition, the value of reinterpretation and curiosity about our shared cultures. Her desire is to bring these ideals into a 21st century movement of appreciation and balance. Looking to the construction of traditional Pow Wow regalia and the styling of 1970s glamour, Synaptic City is a fusion of moving cultures in sync.

Traditional Overcoat (Jason Ryle for Sage Paul) Breastplate Choker (Trip Phoenix for Sage Paul), Bone Bracelet (Trip Phoenix)
Photo credits:
Photography, Michael Ruszczycki
Model, Michael Solomon
Hair, Israel Garcia
Make-up, Summer Faith Garcia

 

Dancer Blouse (Sage Paul), Ojibwe Flower Choker (Louise Solomon for Sage Paul), Dreamcatcher Ring (Louise Solomon for Sage Paul)

Synaptic City Brings You

fashion

Designer: Sage Paul
Guest Designer: Jason Ryle
Commissioned Jewelry Designers:
Aimee Rochard
Barbra Nahwegahbow
Erin Konsmo
Louise Solomon
Trip Phoenix

Music

Soul/Trip Hop singer/songwriter IsKwe

Additional Fun

New Designers
Good Music
Dancing
Refreshments
Old & New Friends

 

Photo credits:
Photography, Michael Ruszczycki
Model, Skye Paul
Hair, Israel Garcia
Make-up, Summer Faith Garcia

Synaptic City – Fall/Winter 2012 Fashion Show

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Synaptic City – Fall/Winter 2012
The second collection from fashion designer, Sage Paul

Synapse /syn·apse/ (sin´aps) n.
The junction between two nerve cells, where an impulse is transmitted from one to another

Gladstone Hotel, Ball Room
1214 Queen Street West
March 30, 7PM (doors), 8PM (show)

Tickets $10 at door, cash only
first-come, first-served

Sage Paul and all jewelry designers are available for interviews.

(Toronto, March 15, 2012)  Emerging designer Sage Paul showcases her Fall/Winter 2012 collection “Synaptic City” by unveiling sophistication at a cultural crossroads.

Sheer and dark, skimming with vibrant colour and dancing prints, this collection explores the acknowledgement of tradition, the value of reinterpretation and curiosity about our shared cultures. Ms. Paul’s desire is to bring these ideals into a 21st century movement of appreciation and balance.  Looking to the construction of traditional Pow Wow regalia and the styling of 1970s glamour, Synaptic City is a fusion of moving cultures in sync.

“It is disheartening to know about past prohibitions of various Indigenous practices,” says Sage Paul. “But as I witness a renewal of once-forbidden traditions and the beginning of new ones, I feel excited to be in this diverse city where there is an openness to learning about each other. This collection is about the beauty found in that collaborative spirit.”

Hosted by actress Cherish Blood, the Fashion Show also includes two men’s looks from fashion-guru Jason Ryle, executive director at the imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival, and works by local jewelry designers: Louise Solomon, Barbra Nahwegahbow, Erin Konsmo, Paul Carlos and Aimee Rochard. Following the fashion show, guests will be treated to an intimate performance by trip hop/eclectic soul singer IsKwe (is-kway) followed by hip-shaking local DJs.

About Sage Paul

Sage Paul offers bold, classic and chic ready-to-wear apparel and accessories for men and women that are Indigenous-made and –inspired.  Sage Paul presents an accurate image of urban Indigenous people in mainstream fashion, thereby contributing to a greater understanding of the contemporary Indigenous lifestyle. Through its street wear blog, Authentic Appropriations, Sage Paul reports on current Indigenous street wear and trends.  For more information about Sage Paul, Authentic Appropriations and commissioned designers, visit www.sagepaul.com

About Iskwe

Smooth. Sultry. Salacious. Singer / songwriter IsKwé (pronounced Is-kway) has a way with words, wrapping her powerful voice around the lyrics that any femme fatal in their own right can instantly relate to. A Trip Hop / Eclectic soul singer and Canadian girl at heart, hailing from Winnipeg, IsKwé has been surrounded by creative inspiration her whole life. Growing up in a family of artists, her innate passion for all things music was nurtured from a young age. For more information about IsKwé, visit www.iswkwe.com

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For more information, media passes, set up interviews, preview editorial images:

Catherine Phillips – sagepaulinfo@gmail.com

Synaptic City: Sage Paul Fall/Winter 2012

Synaptic City: Sage Paul
Womens & Mens Fall/Winter 2012
March 30, 2012
Reception 7PM, Show 8PM, dancing to follow
Gladstone Hotel, Ballroom
1214 Queen St. West
$10

Synapse /syn·apse/ (sin´aps) n.
The junction between two nerve cells, where an impulse is transmitted from one to another

There is an evolution of once-prohibited practices and the burgeoning of new traditions. The Sage Paul fall/winter 2012 collection is a sophisticated crossroads of culture. Paul explores the acknowledgement of tradition, the value of reinterpretation and curiosity about our shared cultures. Her desire is to bring these ideals into a 21st century movement of appreciation and balance. Looking to the construction of traditional Pow Wow regalia and the styling of 1970s glamour, Synaptic City is a fusion of moving cultures in sync.

RSVP at facebook.com/sagepaulfashion
twitter.com/sagepaulfashion

A Survey from Sage Paul

As a new designer and business, Sage Paul has created a survey to learn how to best serve its clientele. By completing the survey you are assisting Sage Paul to identify its customer base, where Indigenous fashion fits within the fashion industry and the future creations of Sage Paul fashions for you.

The survey is anonymous and will take five minutes of your time at most.  We truly appreciate your support in providing Sage Paul with the direction to create work that is meaningful to you, of interest to you and hopefully grows with you.

TAKE THE SURVEY NOW!

About Sage Paul

Sage Paul is modern Indigenous fashion, presenting culturally inspired apparel and accessories that are bold, classic and chic. Sage Paul is committed to creating an accurate representation of contemporary Indigenous people and ethically produces and commissions unique, trendy and quality-made men’s and women’s ready-to-wear apparel, accessories and other Indigenous-made items. Through its Authentic Appropriations blog, Sage Paul reports on current Indigenous street wear and trends.

Call for Proposals: Jewelry & Accessory Commission

Application Deadline: December 12, 2011

Sage Paul is seeking five jewelry and accessory designers to create work for the label’s Men’s and Women’s fall 2012 collection. The selected designers/artists will be commissioned to create up to three pieces of jewelry or accessories for the Sage Paul fall 2012 editorial photoshoot, Fashion Show and online store.

The fall 2012 Collection is centered around Migration and Relocation and examines the adaptation of being in a new and an unfamiliar environment, particularly for Indigenous people and our cultural adaptation, to see how traditional or natural materials and ideas can be used with an industrial approach. Artists are encouraged to be creative with the selection and use of their materials and techniques. The project(s) must be realistic in scope and achievable – this could include, but is not limited to earrings, necklaces, bracelets, shoes, hats, gloves, bags, scarves, hair pieces, etc. Final work must be completed by February 6, 2011.

Artists must have experience working with their proposed materials and techniques. Artists must finance the creation of their projects, and will receive royalties upon the sale of their work (wholesale and/or retail); working closely with the artists, the Sage Paul team will promote and manage sales transactions. Artists will also have the opportunity to showcase a selection of their work at the fall 2012 show and will be featured on the Sage Paul website along with a biography, a hyperlink to their website (if available) and their contact information.

The commissioned work will be exclusive to Sage Paul, showcased during the fall 2012 fashion show in March 2012 and available for purchase at the Sage Paul website in August 2012.  The costs to manufacture orders will be the financial responsibility of the artist; inventory will be determined as per consultation. Profits from sale of the work will go to the artist.

Your application must include:

  • Maximum one-page description with additional basic sketches for up to three jewelry pieces. This should clearly describe and illustrate your project idea and include the price range of each piece;
  • A half to one-page statement on why you would like to participate;
  • Your biography, including your Indigenous affiliation;
  • Three samples (hyperlinks to or PDFs/JPGs) of previous works; and,
  • Contact info including email, mailing address and phone number.

Send your submission to:
Sage Paul by email only to sage@sagepaul.com  

Please contact Sage Paul at sage@sagepaul.com if you have any questions.

The deadline for submissions is Monday December 12, 2011

 

About Sage Paul

Sage Paul is modern Indigenous fashion, presenting culturally inspired apparel and accessories that are bold, classic and chic. Sage Paul is committed to creating an accurate representation of contemporary Indigenous people and ethically produces and commissions unique, trendy and quality-made men’s and women’s ready-to-wear apparel, accessories and other Indigenous-made items. Through its Authentic Appropriations blog (at sagepaul.com), Sage Paul reports on current Indigenous street wear and trends.

Job Call – Seeking an Executive Assistant

Company: Sage Paul
Industry: Fashion
Position: Executive Assistant
Term: Part-time, on-going with potential of advancement
Salary: $11/hour, 8hrs/week
To commence immediately

Please send your cover letter and resume by email only to sage@sagepaul.com by October 24, 2011 with “Executive Assistant Application” in the subject line.

Toronto-based indie fashion label Sage Paul is seeking a part-time Executive Assistant (8hrs/week) to start immediately. As Executive Assistant you will be self-reliant, enthusiastic, organized, and knowledgeable of and have a demonstrated interest in Indigenous aesthetics and the fashion industry. You will also have the resources to work remotely and the flexibility to work on-site as necessary.

Sage Paul is a new men’s and women’s ready-to-wear label for those who seek Indigenous-made and culturally inspired clothing that is bold, modern and chic. Sage Paul also buys and commissions unique, trendy and quality-made accessories and other Indigenous-made items. Sage Paul is authentic appropriations.

Sage Paul is a small company that is enthusiastic to bring on a new employee to play a huge roll in and assist in all aspects of the operations of the company.  You will report directly to owner and head designer, Sage Paul.  Sage Paul is a Dene/Hungarian designer who graduated Fashion Design at George Brown College in Toronto and has been working extensively in the Indigenous Arts Community since 2004.

Responsibilities:

  • Prepping products for delivery
  • Coordinating delivery/manufacturing/shipping of products with manufacturer (from development to completion)
  • Assistance with production of fashion shows and/or performance-based fashion shows
  • Assistance with fashion photo shoots
  • Assistance with online and social media communications
  • Scheduling and attending meetings as necessary
  • Providing weekly reports
  • General administration
  • Other duties as necessary

Skills:

  • Enthusiastic and self motivated
  • Works well independently
  • Takes direction well
  • Knowledge of the fashion industry, particularly men’s and women’s clothing
  • Understanding of and/or willingness to learn basic drafting, sewing and fitting where necessary
  • Extremely organized and deadline driven
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Good computer skills