Victoria’s Arctic Fashion (V.A.F.) is an up and coming design label which fuses traditional northern garments and accessories with a modern style. Started by Victoria Kakuktinniq, V.A.F. has already established itself in its community of Iqaluit and throughout most of Nunavut. Winner of the 2015 Nunavut Trade Show Business of the Year Award, V.A.F. has had its designs sold throughout the North and across Canada. With a unique look, V.A.F. fur garments are both fashionable and functional, letting the individual feel both confident and comfortable throughout the winter months.
The creator of V.A.F., Victoria Kakuktinniq, a Nunavummiut, born and raised in Rankin Inlet, has always been deeply immersed in the Inuit Culture. Surrounded by skilled seamstresses, Victoria was always intrigued and inspired by the parkas she saw sewn. Following a traditional sewing course in Rankin Inlet, she knew she had found her passion and soon after enrolled at MC College in Winnipeg, where she would prefect her craft in the Fashion Design and Apparel Production program. Victoria gained notoriety there for her form fitting parkas, with signature embroideries. Soon after completing the program, Victoria returned to Nunavut and created Victoria’s Arctic Fashion.
Now several years later V.A.F. is excited to be launching a website, making its designs more accessible to all and giving everyone an opportunity to purchase the latest in arctic fashion.