Spring Summer 2013 Taniko Collection

Inspired from traditional taaniko, we have had printed taniko border on light summer fabrics such as silk tissue, cotton/silk blends and tencel. Colour palette is inspired by the geothermal wonderland of our hometown, Rotorua, with shades of gunmetal Lava and creamy lullaby.
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Inspired by Maori art and culture, Adrienne Whitewood takes traditional concepts and with them invents unique silhouettes exploring fabric manipulation and technology, her ethos is all about creating wearable clothing for women who want an emotional connection to clothing.

Inspired by Maori art and culture, Adrienne Whitewood takes traditional concepts and with them invents unique silhouettes exploring fabric manipulation and technology, her ethos is all about creating wearable clothing for women who want an emotional connection to clothing.

Her mentor Jack Yan (Lucire Magazine) says that “She has one of the strongest futures out of any of the contestants that have ever entered Miromoda’.

Her mentor Jack Yan (Lucire Magazine) says that “She has one of the strongest futures out of any of the contestants that have ever entered Miromoda’.

Adrienne Whitewood (Rongowhakaata, Ngai Tamanuhiri) is an award winning Maori fashion designer who has a passion for bringing her culture into her work.

Adrienne Whitewood (Rongowhakaata, Ngai Tamanuhiri) is an award winning Maori fashion designer who has a passion for bringing her culture into her work.

Silhouettes are chic, nipped waists, beautiful pintucks, clever use of light fabrics and gorgeously finished necks.

Silhouettes are chic, nipped waists, beautiful pintucks, clever use of light fabrics and gorgeously finished necks.

Just released today - check out the website for more images, or FB to purchase :)

Just released today - check out the website for more images, or FB to purchase :)

“First, there’s self motivation, secondly be persistent – the fashion industry is all about disappointment and you’ve got to rise above that challenge. Last, you’ve got to have that desire."

“First, there’s self motivation, secondly be persistent – the fashion industry is all about disappointment and you’ve got to rise above that challenge. Last, you’ve got to have that desire.

This piece by Adrienne Whitewood took out the Cult Couture Supreme Award at the Southside Arts Festival held in Auckland New Zealand. Lady Gaga inspired!

This piece by Adrienne Whitewood took out the Cult Couture Supreme Award at the Southside Arts Festival held in Auckland New Zealand.

Inspired from traditional taaniko, we have had printed taniko border on light summer fabrics such as silk tissue, cotton/silk blends and tencel.

Inspired from traditional taaniko, we have had printed taniko border on light summer fabrics such as silk tissue, cotton/silk blends and tencel.

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