Rotorua designer goes global with new online shop #NZFW
Emerging trend-setter and designer, Adrienne Whitewood, is officially launching her first online store today at AdrienneWhitewood.com. The launch coincides with her runway show for Miromoda at New Zealand Fashion Week (NZFW) taking place today at 1.00pm. This is the 3rd NZFW for Whitewood who ...Continue Reading...
Lauryn Hill supports Maori Designer at Raggamuffin
On the 2nd of February 2013 after been tipped off by Local Tour Guide Shaloh Mitchell of Ohinemutu Village Tours, two of Lauryn Hill’s assistants went hunting around Rotorua looking for Local designers to dress Lauryn Hill while she was in Rotorua performing at the Raggamuffin Concert, ...Continue Reading...
Maori designer takes Cult Couture Supreme Award (+photos)
Indigenous designer, Adrienne Whitewood who affliates to Rongowhakaata took out the Cult Couture Supreme Award at the Southside Arts Festival held at the Manukau Telstra Events Centre over the weekend. The event hosted by Jackie Clarke and featuring top entertainers and dance choreographed by ...Continue Reading...
Fusing culture with fashion, Maori designers shine
Auckland-based designers Dmonic Intent and Shona Tawhiao will be among those showing their labels at the annual Te Koanga Fashion Show, as part of the National Waiata Maori Music Awards in Hawke’s Bay next week. Te Koanga represents the new springs season and new beginnings and will mix Maori ...Continue Reading...
Maori Designer launches website
Adrienne Whitewood a Rotorua-based clothing designer has launched her website, www.AdrienneWhitewood.com. The site provides galleries of Adrienne’s last three collections and will look to allow for online purchases in the future. Her first commercial collection, Te Whare Toi, was inspired ...Continue Reading...
Kustom Air caps fuse Maori Design with Street Style
Kustom Air has been going since 2007 and is the brand child of Naomi Paniora and Cameron Turner who live in Tugun, Queensland. The two have been involved with airbrushing for over 10 years. Originally they began with doing airbrush tattoos and quite naturally moved into clothing, shoes, canvas ...Continue Reading...
Young Maori designers launch Skax label
UPDATE: this story has been rewritten because the Rotorua Daily Post took offense at us running the whole story, they wanted a link to their website instead, which is hoha for our viewers. So we’re doing it the legit way (i.e the way the Daily Post ran a story of ours in the past)! ...Continue Reading...
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