Proudly based in Vancouver, BC, since 2004, Chloë Angus Design is the business baby, grown and nurtured by duo Chloë Angus, Canadian ally and fashion designer, and husband, Gabe, who is Métis. Chloe is the face of the company and the designer and Gabe works behind the scenes.
More importantly, the Spirit Collection is in collaboration with Indigenous artists from across Canada, working together we celebrate and support Indigenous art and culture in the fashion industry.
The Chloë Angus Design team creates modern, collaborative, fashion and home décor collaborating with Indigenous artists across Canada to incorporate Indigenous art into everyday style. With a focus on uniting art and fashion, we are honoured to collaborate with First Nations’, Inuit, and Métis artists to create the Spirit Collection. All artwork is licensed and the artists are fairly compensated. Each piece comes with the artist signature to ensure authenticity.
We aim to sustain a healthy body image. We have realistic sizing for our garments and when it comes to models, we like to show all types of beauty. We use models of all shapes, sizes, ages, and backgrounds because all women are beautiful.
As a sustainable company, we support the Made in Canada economy by producing right here in Vancouver (in a locally owned, sweat shop free environment). We believe in fairly compensating Indigenous artists by ensuring their signature and brand is proudly displayed on each collaborative piece and in the marketing of their artworks.
Every aspect of our product, from the labels to the buttons, has been consciously and ethically chosen. We are always working to better uphold our relationships with Indigenous peoples and are happy to hear any feedback, concerns or recommendations.
We aim to celebrate Indigenous history, art, and culture and have made it a priority to promote and share the significant artwork that each artist creates. Our goal is to unite people, to encourage an open dialogue, better cultural understanding, and to celebrate Indigenous culture.
“Growing up I had the privilege of living within a predominantly First Nations’ community on the Sunshine coast of BC. This gave me an understanding and a deep respect for their knowledge, strength, and culture.The Spirit Collection is my way of honouring the Indigenous People of Canada. Collaborating with Indigenous artists to create a modern representation of Canadian style for women, men, and home.”
About Chloë Angus
Born on the Sunshine Coast of BC and raised behind a sewing machine instead of in front of a television, Chloë Angus has been designing clothes since she was a young girl. Pursuing a career in fashion was her true calling. Designing with the intention of creating beautiful, classic, stylish garments for women who aspire to feel elegant in their busy lives.
With designs that are as innovative as they are classic, Chloë believes first and foremost in beautiful silhouettes that accentuate all body shapes without compromising her inherent eye for style and feel for comfort.
The wild and iconic landscape of British Columbia’s West Coast has influenced Chloë’s design aesthetic as have her neighbors growing up, the First Nation’s people of the West Coast. Working with well-known Haida artist Clarence Mills before completing her Fashion Design education, Chloë learned hands-on about the timeless art and sculpture of the Haida people.
Upon finishing school, Chloë immediately embarked on a project with First Nations artist to unite fashion with this uniquely West-Coast art as a way to showcase and embrace the culture for which she has such profound respect. The Spirit Collection was born and continues to develop and flourish with new designs, artists, and inspirations years later. The collection has expanded to include Women, Men, and Home Décor.
These days, 16 years after the doors of Chloë Angus Design opened, Chloë can be found designing and conducting fittings in her Vancouver studio, catching up with old and new customers, dressing countless actresses/entertainers/politicians or just walking her lovable miniature horse Sonny around the Dunbar neighborhood she calls home.