Topic: Fashion

Native Affairs - Harakeke Couture

By Native Affairs

New Zealand Fashion Week kicks off this month and will feature Māori weaver Shona Tawhiao, who's built an international reputation with her harakeke haute couture. She's had showings in London and Paris and some of her unique pieces are now part of New Zealand museum collections.  

While Shona is happy about promoting Māori design on the world stage, she's not so keen about the fame it's brought her.

Here is Wena Harawira's report.

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