Ruffle tunic & asymmetric top

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." 


Photographer: Edith Amituanai
Model Hezekiah James Setu
Copyright: Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 Licence
Designer: Steve Hall
Garment type: Tunic, top
Material: Cotton, man made taffeta, wool faille
Features: The bows on the top reference tags on a korowai, and the asymmetry echoes the way a cloak is draped over the body. 
Date: 2015