Kowhaiwhai print swim set

Moontide's Australian Fashion Week show in 1998 featured garments printed with a Māori motif, and the runway show included the wearing of a Korowai (woven cloak). Moontide’s agreement with hapu to use the kowhaiwhai pattern, which included a royalty payment, was groundbreaking and is still quoted in academic texts to this day.

Details

Credit: Image from Fashion Quarterly magazine, Spring 1998
Copyright: Image © Fashion Quarterly magazine
Garment type: Two-piece swimsuit
Features: Kowhaiwhai print
Colour: Black, white
Label: Moontide
Date: 1998