Topic: Native Affairs

Native Affairs Summer Series – Flax Couture

By Wena Harawira

Last year, New Zealand Fashion Week featured Māori weaver Shona Tawhiao, an artist who's built an international reputation with her harakeke haute couture with showings in London and Paris. 

As reporter Wena Harawira found out, Shona is happy about promoting Māori design on the world stage, but she's not so keen about the fame its brought her.