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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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Etching whakapapa into garments

Christchurch-based Ngāi Tahu designer Kristy Bedi will exhibit her collection, Aho Manawa as part of the Miromoda Showcase at New Zealand Fashion Week 2015 in Auckland, from 24-30 August. Miromoda was developed by the Indigenous Māori Fashion Apparel Board (IMFAB), to nurture and support young Māori designers in the early stages of their careers. The…

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Ka Mua, Ka Muri

In Te Ao Māori you’ll often hear it said that we “walk backwards into the future”– ka mua, ka muri. Our vision fixed on history, learning from those who have gone before us as we forge new paths.

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