A fash­ion­able evening at Pataka

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The fash­ion world is com­ing to the city famed for its Pasi­fika flavour.

The Miro­moda Fash­ion Run­way show gives Maori fash­ion de­sign­ers the chance to show case their tal­ent and com­pete for a cov­eted spot at New Zealand Fash­ion Week.

The evening of June 25 will be one of glitz and glam­our in Porirua, so get a group to­gether, get the glad rags out of the cup­board and pre­pare to be wowed.

The show will start at 6.30pm and will in­clude cock­tails and fin­ger food on ar­rival and an op­por­tu­nity to pur­chase cloth­ing from the de­sign­ers di­rect. A lim­ited num­ber of tick­ets are avail­able from Pataka for $60.

The Miro­moda Fash­ion De­sign Com­pe­ti­tion and Run­way Show has been run­ning since 2009.

Porirua City Coun­cil is host­ing the show with its part­ner Miro­moda, the Indige­nous Maori Fash­ion Ap­parel Board, Porirua Cham­ber of Com­merce, and Pataka.

Eight de­sign­ers and their mod­els will be cho­sen to at­tend the New Zealand Fash­ion Week, held in Auck­land later this year.

The com­pe­ti­tion for those spots will be held at Pataka be­fore the show and judged by an ex­pe­ri­enced panel of me­dia and buy­ing ex­perts. The panel will be led by Dame Pi­eter Ste­wart, founder of New Zealand Fash­ion Week.

‘‘The Miro­moda com­pe­ti­tion opens up the chance for fash­ion de­sign­ers to tap into the in­cred­i­ble ex­pe­ri­ence of busi­ness and in­dus­try lead­ers on a one-on-one ba­sis through the judg­ing panel,’’ she said.

Last month hope­ful mod­els vied for places in the Miro­moda Fash­ion Run­way Show.

Dozens of beau­ti­ful peo­ple at­tended a model call at Pataka and 20 will be cho­sen to strut their

Eight de­sign­ers and their mod­els will be cho­sen to at­tend the New Zealand Fash­ion Week, held in Auck­land later this year.

stuff at the show.

The po­ten­tial mod­els faced some pre­lim­i­nary hur­dles: they couldn’t be too short, and had to be aged 15 to 30.

De­signer and judge Bobby Camp­bell Luke said he was im­pressed with the tal­ent in Porirua.

In­ter­na­tional Maori model and win­ner of New Zealand’s Next Top Model, Danielle Hayes, walked for Miro­moda for the first time last year.

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