We loved sharing our Connection to Country - New Zealand - with everyone on runway in March 2019 🌟 Kia ora rawa atu 💕
It was so awesome to celebrate my cultural heritage and honour my own and my grandfather’s connections to land on runway in Melbourne.
The event sponsors were amazing @meccamax @melbourneconventionbureau and so many others. Thank you Global Indigenous Management for organising the entire runway.
Thank you @alicespittle for teaching me traditional raranga with harekeke so that I could promptly deconstruct the techniques to create contemporary interpretations of crowns :)
Thank you @alienweaponry for allowing me to use one of the hottest music tracks available now to give a contemporary take on Indigenous music - I was told that the music choice at a fashion runway was a GAME CHANGER!
Indigenous cultures are living cultures ✌🏻
Thank you to NSW Government through @creatensw for sponsoring me to participate and showcase myself in Melbourne.
Thank you @accorhotelsau for partnering with Virgin Australia's Melbourne Fashion Festival @vamff to offer festival participants friends rates and such great care during my time in Melbourne. (Exceptional service)
Models: Rebekah, Koreen, Ellen, Hine Aio