MEET THE LPFC DESIGNERS 2019

WeaveRdream - AUCKLAND

 

WeaveRdream is an Auckland based business run by Dorothy Stowers – a creative and skilled weaver. 

Dorothy has a strong connection to weaving and loves using contemporary material. She uses different mediums and textures to create stunning bespoke designs for weddings and other special occasions. For her, weaving is a way to embrace her culture and she has discovered a deep passion for the beautiful craft – hence WeaveRdream was born.


WeaveRdream made their debut at the Pacificrunway Fashion Show held in Sydney in October. 

Te Pūaotanga Whakaohooho - The Dawn Awakening

This name has a dual meaning, the first being from the darkness of the night we move into the light of dawn and a new day.


Event: PacificRunwayShow 

Photographer @duskdevi 

Fashion Designer @DorothyStowers

www.weaverdream.co.nz 

www.facebook /dot.stowers

Helen Oro Designs Inc - PELICAN LAKE

 

Meet #HelenOro the CEO for the Fashion label #HelenOroDesignsInc.  Helen is a Plains Cree from Pelican Lake #FirstNation.  Helen is renowned for her traditional #FirstNation beaded work creating master pieces in Fashion accessories & Couture. 


Internationally recognised for her designs and work; Helen is a huge advocate in creating a positive image for indigenous women in society whilst promoting local talent internationally with #FirstNation Models.

Vina Couture - Tonga

 

After her debut at the Pacific International Runway show our Tongan Fashion  Designer #PolovinaFunaki brings an abundance of Fashion Knowledge and Experience.

From humble beginnings at Queen Salote College (Tonga) and Balmain Fashion Art School, she went on to work for a Multitude of well known fashion labels including Peter Morrissey, Sass and Bide, Katies and Avenue Bridal.


#Vina Couture begun in 2013.  It is a Luxury Evening Wear Label, which embodies the plethora of skills, knowledge and finesse for Fashion.

8 Mountains - FIJI

 

Meet our Award Winning Established Fashion Designer from FIJI #8Mountains.  Designer #moirasolvalujohn will be showcasing her latest Resort Wear|Plus Size collection in LONDON #Season 20 #February #September during #LPFW. 


8Mountains is a Production & Design House that has 2 Retail Boutiques in Suva & Lautoka, exports to 9 different countries, and retails at few of Fiji’s high end Island Resort boutiques such as Laucala Island.


2009: Established after entering as an Emerging Designer on Fiji Fashion Week and being a finalist

2015: Awarded Fiji Fashion Week’s ChildrensDesigner of the Year

Fiji Development Banks SME Manufacturer of the Year in the Partnership Category

2017: Fiji Textile Council’s Special Award

Fiji Fashion Week Established Designer of the Year Award

Fiji Development Bank SME Wholesale and Retail Award

Fierce FashionByRL - American samoa

 

Meet our first LGBT Emerging Fashion Designer ‘Fierce FashionByRL’ Representing American Samoa; Berta Laumoli.


Growing up in the village of Vailoatai, American Samoa, Berta was instilled with the love of all that surrounded her; nature, people and the beautiful culture of Samoa.

From this, her love of fashion and art flourished. A proud faafafine Samoa, I am a member of the SOFIAS (Sosaiete O Faafafine I Amerika Samoa), a group that embraces gender equality in our island and around the Pacific. She is considered to be a transgender woman and an activist for LGBTQI.  ‘‘I hope to invite people to see beyond the physical appearance and to see how faafafine can be a positive change in the world through fashion and talent.’’


By profession, she is a school teacher and loves working with her students. When it comes to their interests, talents and abilities, her students motivate and inspire her to look beyond the four corners of the classroom, and create works that tell the story of who they are. Sketching and drawing has been a childhood pastime of Berta’s and have come across some inspiring individuals who have encouraged her to love this art and so much more.

SARAH HAODA TODD (PNGIANKALA) - PAPUA NEW GUINEA

 

Back to LONDON #Season 20 is our Top Fashion Designer #PapuaNewGuinea #pngiankalabysarahtodd 

Top Papua New Guinea Established Fashion Designer for PNGiankala Sarah Haoda Todd, returns back to LPFW for her third showing this February|September. 


She has featured her collection around the South Pacific and also in Europe.  PNGianKala is a Fashion Label created by Founder/Designer 'Sarah Haoda-Todd'. Sarah is by far one of Papua New Guinea's Top Established Fashion Designers and has featured her collection around the South Pacific, mainly in Australia and Fiji. Sarah is also a Women's activist at Women Arise PNG, this is a movement against violence against Women and Girls. Sarah is based in Lae Province. 


Sarah's collection promotes her beautiful Country, Papua New Guinea. PNGianKala label encompasses Papua New Guinea's unique art and culture on high fashion. 


Most recently Sarah was part of the #LPFW Season 19 (One Week Fashion Event) hosted at the Australian Hugh Commission LONDON.  Sarah's latest 'Kekeni' collection focuses on constant creativity to capture a diverse interpretations of PNG art, culture, flora, fauna and colours.

 

AKANA - new zealand

Meet our #New Zealand Fashion Designer #AleciaKana @aleciakana #AKANADesigned&MadeInAotearoa featuring #PlusSize Collection for #CurvyMama #LPFW FEB|SEPT Fashion Week soon to launch in LONDON 

A K A N A - T A I  K I  T A I Photo Credits: PFS 

Designer/Owner of AKANA - Designed & Made in Aotearoa AKANA is a New Zealand Designer Fashion  Label by Designer #Alecia Kana.  


AKANA features exclusive curve and baby bump friendly garments inspired by the beautiful land of the long white cloud - Aotearoa. 


AKANA collections incorporate natural and sustainable resources unique to this land and are proudly designed and made in New Zealand/Aotearoa for woman worldwide. ​ 

For more information see the following link https://www.curvymama.co.nz/media