COVID-19 ALERT LEVEL 4: With the move to Alert Level 4 from 11.59pm on Tuesday 17 August, NZ Fashion Week have announced their event, including NZ Fashion Weekend will be postponed – as will related events including Fashion Weekend in the Heart of the City and Fashioning Our Future at Ellen Melville Centre. We will update as more information and details become available. Stay safe.
Taking place in the NZ Fashion Week Marquee at Aotea Square, come and enjoy a Māori and Pacific market with a focus on upcycling, recycled clothing, remodelled and sustainable materials that are all locally sourced, designed and made.
Learn more about some of the stall holders below:
Shona Tawhiao (Ngai Te Rangi, Whakatōhea, Te Whanau Āpanui) is a designer who has made a significant contribution to exploring the relationship between Maori and Western fashion, and over the years, she has been celebrated by both the fashion industry and art practitioners alike for her unique point of view, and has showed many times at NZFW.
Jeanine Clarkin Aotearoa
The Jeanine Clarkin Aotearoa brand was launched in 1994 introducing a new generation to Māori streetwear styles, maro,(loincloths) Rapaki,(wraps) korowai,(Capes) featuring screen printed Taniko, Taa moko, kowhawhai designs, native flora and fauna as well as specialised cuts inspired from Māori imagery.
Pacific Sisters, SaVAge K’lub & Nature’s Gentleman
The Pacific Sisters, SaVAge K’lub & Nature’s Gentleman, coalesce in the name of the frock to create a pop up filled with art and regalia. Come lounge with them at The V.I.P.P.I. HQ,(Very Interesting Proper Popular Islanders) if you lucky you might catch an acti.VĀ.tion - and there will always be convivial conversation. Get in, get frocked or miss out!
Based in Tāmaki Makaurau, Tracy Maniapoto (Te Āti Haunui-a-Pāpārangi, Ngāti Tūwharetoa, Ngāti Porou, Ngāti Kahungunu ki Te Wairoa) combines her love of weaving with an eye for design. Tracy has produced a range of contemporary, Māori-inspired jewellery and kete whakairo that celebrates te reo Māori and reflects the journey she has begun. “Being able to weave together kete whakairo, contemporary jewellery design and te reo Māori at New Zealand Fashion Week 2021 is something I would never have thought possible, and I am excited to share my mahi with others.”
Bringing a selection of carved taonga and wooden carved pieces from master carver Natanahira Pona, all handcrafted from sustainable wood, sourced locally.
Dena Jacobs Tohu o te Kura - Symbols of Culture. Indigenous story retelling via Māori design concepts and taonga.
Ruth Woodbury, Raranga Creations
Ruth Woodbury (Ngatī Korokoro, Te Pouka, Ngatī Wharara, Te Hikutu) is an expert weaver and educator. In the past, she has collaborated with the Kanaka peoples of New Caledonia, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples of Australia, Moriori of the Pacific, Nlaka’pamux Nation, Tlingit, Inupiaq of Alaska and the Paiute of California. Now based in Hokianga, Ruth creates all types of harekeke designs.
Heartspeak (Amanda Betts) pop up store
Heart Speak represents customised clothing items which tell a story. Each piece is unique and tells you about where it has come from, where it is going and all of the values and core beliefs that will follow it along the way. Heartspeak customised clothing and workshops were created from the idea that we can communicate through creativity and express ourselves through our clothing, confidence and passions.
This event is proudly supported by Auckland Council and the city centre targeted rate.