Designer Application

If you haven’t already, please review the Designer Contract before applying. If you have any questions regarding the application process please feel free to contact us at

Please note: If accepted, your work may be on the runway, part of a standing showcase or a community pop-up.

Name *
i.e. He/Him, She/Hers, They/Them
What is your Professional Level? *
Indigenous Group *
What is the name of your nation? This will go beside your name in prints. You can be as specific or as broad as you need to be (e.g. Barren Lands First Nation, or simply just Cree, or simply just First Nations).
Tell us about yourself and your Indigenous background. This information will be used for digital and printed copies (note: we may edit your submission to help fit our style guide or format).
Tell us about your brand. This information will be used for digital and for printed copies (note: we may edit them to help fit our style guide or format). Please include: Products and services your brand offers. Partnership and collaboration highlights. Vision. Values. Influences and similarities.
Details of your Collection
If your collection is not on your social media or website, please email pictures to
1. Please tell us about the collection you would like to have on the runway. Please include: Collection name, influences and similarities. Vision. Values. The number of Male, Female, and Other models needed for the collection, and where this collection has been displayed (Canada, US, etc.). Important: Please indicate any protocols for handling your collection. 2. How does your collection connect to our theme of Winter Counts and the Year of Indigenous Languages?
Note: Each designer is allocated a maximum of 12 looks on the runway.
Sizes (Women) *
Please refer to sizing chart at the bottom of page.
Indicate sizes for men pieces (i.e. XS, S, L, M, XL, etc.)
If you aren't chosen, what level of feedback would you like? *
Note: All applicants are chosen by a varied selection jury.
Would you be interested in participating additional showcases in Treaty 6, 7, or 8? *
Orientation to Otahpiaaki *
This orientation will be an introduction to Otahpiaaki and our collective communication strategy. Location: Mount Royal University, Calgary Alberta. Please Select the days that work best for you.
Is Facebook a good option for communication? If not, we will find an alternative communication method.
Sizing Chart for Women

Sizing Chart for Women