Riley Kucheran is an assistant professor of Design Leadership at Ryerson University’s School of Fashion.
Fashion! Trends! Not really! This lively chat with Riley Kucheran, an Assistant Professor of Design Leadership at Ryerson University’s School of Fashion, covers everything from the history of industrialized clothing manufacture to current Indigenous designers he loves, political statements through beadwork, Indigenous art markets, and a dissection of Coachella headdresses. From Biigtigong Nishnaabeg Nation, Riley also describes his experiences climbing the corporate ladder in the fashion retail world vs. learning from elders and advising younger students during land-based education, while tanning hides in the bush. Also: uniforms, the good and the bad.  Follow Riley Kucheran at or  A donation went to  Sponsors of Ologies: More links and info at Transcripts & bleeped episodes at: Become a patron of Ologies for as little as a buck a month: has hats, shirts, pins, totes and now… MASKS. Hi. Yes.  Follow or Follow or Sound editing by Jarrett Sleeper of MindJam Media & Steven Ray Morris Theme song by Nick ThorburnSupport the show: for privacy information.
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