London Fashion Week designer rips off Maori designs #LFW
TangataWhenua.com Eds: In the continuing war on Maori IP protection we came across the following article and OF COURSE they are at it again, but this time under the guise of “ottoman empire” inspired tribal fashion designs, which are in fact clearly a blatant rip off of Maori ...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...
Award winning Maori designer to celebrate launch of new collection on TVOne’s Breakfast Show
Award winning fashion designer Adrienne Whitewood (Rongowhakaata) will be on TVOne’s Breakfast Show this Thursday (15 Nov at 11.38am) to discuss winning the Cult Couture award last month and will be celebrating the launch of her Spring Summer 2013 Collection. Whitewood’s winning piece ...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...
- An Open Statement on the true impact of the non-funding of Nga Pae o te Maramatanga
- Remembering the 150th anniversary of the Battle of O-Rakau (+links)
- Parihaka leg-irons withdrawn after public outcry
- Kainga Tupu Maori Art Exhibition Opening, Melbourne, Friday 4th April, 7pm
- Treasure Rotorua campaign aims for Koutu to be ‘as safe as houses’
- Romiromi Health Clinic this March at Kuirau Marae, Rotorua