Duk-Duk pleated ruffle dress

This dress by Auckland-based Papua New Guinean designer Andrew (Dru) Douglas is a unique balance of history and modernity. It is part of Dru's first collection under his label, Lumai, where he has re-imagined a garment traditionally worn by women in Papua New Guinea - the meri blouse. It is worn with a pendant by Neil Adcock.


Photographer: Mara Sommer
Model Layla D
Copyright: Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 Licence
Designer: Dru Douglas
Manufacturing location: Auckland
Garment type: Dress
Material: Cotton
Features: The dress has an embroidered motif of a Duk-Duk, a ceremonial figure among the indigenous Gunantuna (Tolai) people of Rabaul.
Colour: White
Label: Lumai
Date: 2017