Heather Bouchier, Heather Bouchier Design | Edmonton, Alberta
Heather Bouchier is from Beardyʼs & Okemasis Cree Nation in Saskatchewan Treaty Six Territory. She attended Academy of Fashion Design (Saskatoon, SK) in 2001-2002. Heather received a Certificate in Sewing & Design (1st yr) and a Diploma of Fashion Design (2nd yr).
Heather has been in Edmonton since 2005. After years going to university, working and training as a professional seamstress and also starting a family, she showed her first clothing collection at Western Canada Fashion Week as an emerging designer in 2013. Sheʼs designed garments for red carpet events such as Toronto International Film Festival, the Juno Awards, and Aboriginal Peoples Choice Awards. Heather has shown her collections all over North America and Japan. She also taught regalia making and beading to at-risk youth in Edmonton with the Organization IHuman.
Her designs feature up-cycled materials with touches of Cree techniques. Heather is inspired by vintage styles and blends them with modern design. Currently, Heather runs her own business providing Jewelry, Alterations, Bridal wear, ready to wear couture, Custom Sewing, and cosplay. She serves as a board member with the Heart of the City Festival and has received the AWPA award for Red Dress Design. Heather is also a founding member of the Indigenous Empowerment Collective.