Garment of the week
This tunic and top is designed by Steve Hall who studied at Massey University’s College of Creative Arts. He was the recipient of the iD Dunedin International Emerging Designer Award in 2015. "This outfit represents my ideas of gender fluidity and androgyny. The collection was also to see how I could push standard ideals of clothing and to be a little more avant-garde." These are clothes that also draw indirectly on the influences of the korowai and piupiu, for example. "The older I become the more I realise how important my Māori heritage is and it pulls out these desires of learning my culture and who I am as a Māori."
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With no fixed abode other than this website, the New Zealand Fashion Museum is for anyone with a love of fashion, heritage, innovation and creativity. It is a museum dedicated to the curation of New Zealand’s rich fashion past, making it relevant for the present and future.