Evan Ducharme

Winnipeg, Manitoba
Evan Ducharme

Evan Ducharme is Metis from St. Ambroise, MB (Treaty 1). With both ancestral and contemporary Michif knowledge, their work examines Metis history and its cultural iconography with a subversion of colonial notions of gender, queerness, and relations to place. Ducharme’s work has been featured in a variety of leading global publications.

Ducharme currently lives and creates with gratitude on their home territories in Winnipeg, MB (Treaty 1).


The inspiration for this gown came to Ducharme quite suddenly upon receiving the Cashmere Bathroom Tissue. They were led to the soft sculptural shape of the gown's base; a rounded, architectural silhouette. Multiple layers of bathroom tissue and its diaphanous quality felt like it would lend itself well to the spiral cut ruffle technique. Placing them in degradé around the body, radiating from the center waist, so they flutter like petals as the wearer moves.