|Photo: Leif Norman||Author: Judy Bradley, Winnipeg, MB
An Icelandic attire fashion show was one of the special events held to mark the 125th anniversary of Íslendingadagurinn, the Manitoba Icelandic Festival, held in Gimli. Kaela Jacobson, a member of the organizing committee, undertook research to ensure the event would reflect fashions of our ancestors who settled the area along with current-day Icelandic fashion.
The show generated great excitement and anticipation for both the audience and the models. People were early and eager to secure the best seats for the show, to review the photo display of traditional costumes and hand knit items at the back of the room, and to enjoy a visit over coffee along with delights such as pönnukökur and vínarterta.