Fashion magazine Elle Canada recently featured Waterloo Region’s Fashion History Museum, calling it a “slice of fashion history”.
“From a 4,000-year-old sample of Egyptian cotton to 17th-century garments, the Fashion History Museum is a little-known museum with a mission to uncover the hidden stories behind our clothing.”
In the article, the museum’s curatorial director, Jonathan Walford, described Canadian fashion this way: “A lot of what is Canadian fashion is so engrained that we don’t even see it. A Canada Goose parka is worn internationally but it came from Canada. It’s an Indigenous garment for surviving the cold weather that’s been turned into a very desirable, expensive fashion garment.”