A Mix of Traditional and High Fashion at Arctic Luxe

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Bobby Brower, right, and two Inupiaq models showcasing parkas and leggings made by Brower. Photo courtesy Yves Brower.

Bobby Brower has been interested in fashion since at least middle school. She would watch early seasons of Project Runway and buy clothes that were trendy. The short-term result was being on the receiving end of teasing when she wore wide-leg jeans to school, but in the long run, following her passion paid off. Brower makes her living as an Anchorage-based fashion designer, creating clothes and selling them through her brand Arctic Luxe. In February, she showed some of her handmade parkas on a runway at New York Fashion Week. “I

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