PAGE 12 FASH­ION & CUL­TURE

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The com­mu­nity en­joyed Ma¯ ori cul­ture and fash­ion to­gether as Ma¯ ori de­sign­ers show­cased their pieces on the run­way at the Tiki A¯ hua fash­ion show. The fash­ion and de­sign ex­trav­a­ganza was held last Satur­day at Te Puia. Pho­tog­ra­pher Ben Fraser and Shauni James took these pho­tos of the ac­tion.

Photo / Ben Fraser

A piece by emerg­ing de­signer Cheremene Cas­tle.

Photo / Shauni James

One of Kiri Nathan’s edgy evening­wear dresses catches the eye on the run­way.

Photo / Ben Fraser

The au­di­ence gets a look at one of Mac Vi­cious So­ci­ety — Glen Ma­clach­lan’s black and white out­fits.

Photo / Ben Fraser

A re­sound­ing ‘aww’ rings out as a lit­tle model takes to the cat­walk in the weav­ing sec­tion.

Photo / Ben Fraser

A flowy gar­ment and adorn­ments is show­cased in the Henare (with Masami) by Ner­ida John­stone col­lec­tion.

Photo / Shauni James

De­signer Wil­liam Wai­irua wears a pair of his fu­tur­is­tic-style glasses.

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