Savannah Beaulieu kicks off the show with an orange-themed piece. Seven designers contributed threads to the show and a number of items were purchased locally to enhance the looks. Eric Bowling/NNSL photo

Inuvik closed out the Great Northern Arts Festival July 15 by transforming the Chief Jim Koe performance pavilion into a full-out catwalk. Showing off the designs of Eleanor Elias, Catherine Cockney, Alice Hunter, Ashley Okreinec, Amanda Lennie, Kimberly Ruben and Vanessa Allison Kimiksana, 13 models made two trips around the stage for the cheering crowd. Hairstyling was by Alecia Lennie and makeup was designed by Charity Thrasher Gruben.

Kyra Mcdonald makes her way across the catwalk while displaying a green and black piece. Models brought a variety of looks and ideas to the performance. Eric Bowling/NNSL photo

Savannah Beaulieu displays a cover and make-up combo in her second trip around the stage. The covered stage was converted into a change-room for the event. Eric Bowling/NNSL photo

Sisters Maddysen and Mairy Kingmiaqtuq-Devlin walk in lockstep as they make their second trip around the catwalk. Their alternating colours helped draw the designs out. Eric Bowling/NNSL photo

Indigo Taylor strikes a pose as she shows off a multicoloured piece. This was the first fashion show in Inuvik since before the pandemic. Eric Bowling/NNSL photo

Haylie Harrison smiles as she makes her way around the catwalk. The make-up and hair work was as outstanding as the clothes themselves. Eric Bowling/NNSL photo

Alex Ruben displays a cover and crown. A huge variety of ideas came into the designs for the show. Eric Bowling/NNSL photo

Debbie Ruben shows off a design complemented with mukluks and makeup. Models of all ages were welcome to join in the fun. Eric Bowling/NNSL photo

Khalil Shivji shows off a fur coat

and gloves. Between the crowd and the models themselves, a great time was had by all. Eric Bowling/NNSL photo

Kylik Kisoun Taylor has some fun with his gloves during his first trip through the show. He also doubled as the emcee for the show. Eric Bowling/NNSL photo

Alecia Lennie takes a lap around the catwalk. Lennie was also the hair stylist for the night. Eric Bowling/NNSL photo

Beyati Harder and Beverly Kingmiaqtuq complement one another as they display contrasting colours. Each model displayed two pieces of clothing. Eric Bowling/NNSL photo

Dayle Cole shows off her second outfit of the night. A huge variety of colour on display throughout the evening. Eric Bowling/NNSL photo

Mairy Kingmiaqtuq-Devlin is all smiles as the crowd cheers her on. Many youth got into the action throughout the show. Eric Bowling/NNSL photo

Maddysen Kingmiaqtuq-Devlin pauses at one corner of the main stage. The audience was treated to not just fancy clothes, but also stunning makeup work. Eric Bowling/NNSL photo

Alex Ruben strikes a pose as she makes her first lap around the stage. The designs ranged from the functional to the fully fashionable. Eric Bowling/NNSL photo

Beverly Kingmiaqtuq stuns the crowd in this sky coloured theme. Many styles of dress were on display, but all were from the north. Eric Bowling/NNSL photo

Dayle Cole and Beyati Harder grace the stage with matching colours and boots. Models of all genders, ages and shapes were welcome to join in the show. Eric Bowling/NNSL photo

Eric Bowling

Your source for all things happening in the Beaufort Delta. Eric jumped at the chance to write for the Inuvik Drum after cutting his teeth in Alberta. He enjoys long walks, loud music and strong coffee....

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