Jan 20, 2021

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Maori Designer showcases at NZ Fashion Week

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Up-and-coming fashion designer Ana Hau will showcase her Asian Antique Affair collection in the Miromoda show at New Zealand Fashion Week in Auckland on Friday September 24 2010.

The anahau label draws inspiration from traditional Maori concepts and world trends, embodying individual flair and authentic style. The tailor-made apparel incorporating statement pieces, high fashion and unique one-off designs engenders classic silhouettes with luxurious detailing, antique aesthetic and textile manipulation.

Auckland owner and designer Ana Hau, who is affiliated to Ngapuhi and Te Rarawa, has been successfully designing garments and accessories for nearly a decade. A fluent speaker of Maori, Ana was already a trained kura kaupapa teacher when her whanau encouraged her to take on the world of fashion.

Ana studied fashion at leading design schools, both locally and internationally. She graduated from AUT University with both a Bachelors of Art and Design and a Te Ara Poutama Certificate in Maori Art and Design before winning a prestigious scholarship to Canadas Ryerson University.

Anas garments have been showcased at numerous local shows including one of New Zealands largest events, the AUT Maori Exposition. She was selected as an awards finalist at Westfield Style Pasifika in 2009 the countrys foremost platform for emerging designers and also won the Haute Couture section at the Miromoda Indigenous Fashion Awards in Wellington in June this year.

Based in Bayview on Aucklands North Shore, Ana made the decision in 2009 to focus full-time on developing her label and growing the commercial aspects of anahau. Her designs are exclusive, usually one-offs for celebrities, television personalities and people who have come to know her through word of mouth.

New Zealand Fashion Week attracts the best local fashion designers, both established and emerging, and is the gateway to lucrative overseas markets, says Ana. I am ecstatic to be showcasing my collection as part of the Miromoda group show. I am driven by my passion for fashion and how my brand will empower potential clientele.

The Miromoda show part of New Zealand Fashion Week will take place in Aucklands Hasley Street on Friday September 24 2010.

For more information including English and Maori language interviews as well as images, contact publicist Vanessa Bidois on mobile 021 928 007 or email [email protected].

HE KAIHOAHOA MAORI KA KITEA KI TE WIKI WHAKAATU KAKAHU O AOTEAROA

Kei te whakaatu atu e Ana Hau i tana kohinga a Asian Antique Affair i raro i te maru o Miromoda i te Wiki Whakaatu Kakahu o Aotearoa i Tamaki Makaurau a te Paraire Mahuru 24 2010.

Ko nga kakahu anahau e whakaahua ana i nga ahuatanga Maori me nga tauira o te ao, e whakatinana ake ana i tona ake ihi, wehi, wana.

Kei Tamaki Makurau a Ana Hau e noho ana, no Ngapuhi me Te Rarawa, tata ki te tekau tau a ia e whakahoahoa kakahu ana. He mohio ki te reo Maori, a, kua whakangungu ke ia ki nga mahi kaiako katahi tona whanau ka whakahau i a ia kia whai i te ao pueru.

I wananga a Ana ki etahi o nga kura pueru o te motu me te ao. I kuraina a ia ki Wananga Aronui o Tamaki Makaurau, ka whiwhi tohu paetahi mo te whakahoahoa me tetehi tiwhikete i te reo Maori me te whakahoahoa, i mua i tana whiwhinga karahipi kia haere ki te Whare Wananga o Ryerson, i Kanata.

Kua whakaaturia nga pueru a Ana ki etahi o nga tino whakakitenga o Aotearoa, ko te Whakaaturanga Maori o AUT tetahi. Ka tohua ia ki te Westfield Style Pasifika 2009, mo nga purero whakahoahoa o te motu, a, ka riro i a ia te wahanga Haute Couture i te whakataetae Miromoda Indigenous Fashion Awards, Pipiri 26 2010 i Te Whanganui a Tara.

Kei Bayview i Matakamokamo a ia, a, i te tau 2009 ka aro nui ia ki te whakahoahoa kakahu me te whakawhanake i tana tohu o anahau. Ko ana kakahu he motuhake, ka mahia mo te hunga rongonui, nga tangata pouaka whakaata me nga tangata kua rongo i a ia i o ratou na hoa.

Ko te Wiki Whakaatu Kakahu o Aotearoa e whakahui ana i nga kaipueru Aotearoa nei, nga mea kua taunga, nga mea hoki e purero ake ana, he matapihi ki nga makete o tawahi, te ki a Ana. Ka nui taku hari kia whakaatu i taku kohinga i raro i te maru o Miromoda. Kei te nui taku aroha ki te ao pueru, me te kite me pewhea taku tohu e whakararata i te tangata.

Ko te wahanga Miromoda i te Wiki Whakaatu Kakahu o Aotearoa ka karawhiua ki Tamaki Makaurau, Pipiri 26 2010 i Halsey Street a te Paraire Mahuru 24 2010.

KA MUTU

Mo te roanga ake o nga whakamarama i te reo Ingarihi me te reo Maori, nga uiui me nga whakaahua whakapaa atu ki a Vanessa Bidois 021 928 007 imera ranei [email protected].

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