Inuvialuk model wins national award

Willow Allen, 23, recently won the Fresh Face of the Year Award at the Canadian Arts and Fashion Awards in Toronto. (Photo courtesy of Willow Allen)

Willow Allen is a 23-year-old Inuvialuk woman from Inuvik who has travelled the world as a model.

She recently had her work recognized at the Canadian Arts and Fashion Awards. She spoke with CKLB about how her experiences as a model for high-end brands and the change she’s working towards to make the fashion industry more inclusive.



Photos courtesy of Willow Allen

About the Author

Francis Tessier-Burns
Francis was a reporter with CKLB from January 2019 to March 2023. In his time with CKLB, he had the immense pleasure and honour of learning about northern Indigenous cultures.