Miromoda Competition


Return to splendour

Ngāi Tahu designer Darlene Gore earned a place at New Zealand Fashion Week in August through the Miromoda Competition, established by the Indigenous Māori Fashion Apparel Board to nurture young Māori designers in the early stages of their careers.

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In their blood

Kristy affiliates to Kāti Huirapa Rūnaka ki Puketeraki, and has always felt a strong connection to her cultural background. She has been interested in design since her mother taught her to sew as a child, and decided to combine these two passions by studying Māori Visual Arts and Politics at Massey University in Palmerston North. Kristy’s collection, Aho Creative, placed third in the Emerging Designer category at the Miromoda Competition. Her intention was to create garments that weave whakapapa and Māori design into contemporary and wearable items of clothing.

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