After three-year hiatus, New Zealand Fashion Week finally returned in 2023 - I felt extremely privileged to participate and showcase my Towa designs.
I started designing my capsule collection, South Pacific, during my time spent on the east coast of Northland. Driving along coastal roads and past local beaches or flocks of sheep grazing in the beautiful green hills, this summer reminded me of a childhood largely spent with my three sisters in the countryside of NZ. Feeling inspired by my natural surroundings, this became the launchpad for the brand’s debut collection and NZFW runway show.
Held at Viaduct Events Centre in Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland, it was such an honour to be a part of NZ fashion’s biggest event along with a crew of incredible designers.
Photos by Getty Images
Models - Zjana Daisy, Grace Cox, Karleen Gueho, Azini Davies, Grace Myers, Omari Vigille, Ruby Pedersen, Brooklyn Harrison, Pamela Sidhu, Isabella Moore, Bella Boonsang, Birdy Mackenzie, Sian Phillips, Ella Howe, Lisa Fatnowna
Hats & bags - Lorna Murray
Jewellery - Charlotte Penman
Footwear - Chaos & Harmony