Ikuntji Artists x New Zealand Fashion Week 2023


'Ikuntji Collection' at New Zealand Fashion Week 2023

Ikuntji Artists took out the night at Go Media Miromoda Runway for this years New Zealand Fashion Week. Taking place in Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland, Ikuntji Artists was the final show-stopper, closing out the evening with a collection of our artist’s screen-printed fabrics.

The Miromoda Runway was created initially for Māori fashion designers. ‘Miro’ is a technical term used in raranga (traditional Māori weaving) for twining fibres and ‘Moda’ translates to fashion in Italiano. Ikuntji Artists were invited as the first Australian Art Centres to New Zealand Fashion Week, allowing our artists to once again showcase their talents to the fashion world on the global stage.

Opting to showcase a six-look edit from our Afterpay Australia Fashion Week in Sydney, Ikuntji put forward six exquisite looks inspired by Luritja culture and Tjukurrpa from renowned Aboriginal artists, including Maisie Jugadai, Ena Fly, Kumuntjai Nangala Lane, Walter Jugadai, Kumuntjai Napanangka Nolan, and Mavis Marks.

“We are honoured to see our designs and Tjukurrpa stories on the international stage in New Zealand,” Ikuntji Artists chairperson Roseranna Larry said.

“As artists from a remote Aboriginal community, it makes us proud to participate in New Zealand Fashion Week.”

Ikuntji Artists hopes to continue to bring further attention to the intricate stories and traditions that are embedded within each wearable garment.

“Brimming with lively colours and intricately printed patterns, the art centre’s highly-anticipated runway was a refreshing pop of energy.” – Phoebe Blogg, National Indigenous Times, Article:Ikuntji Artists become first art centre to present at New Zealand Fashion Week’

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