28 Jun 2010

Miromoda Fashion award winner named

4:46 pm on 28 June 2010

This year's Miromoda Fashion awards for Maori designers has been won by Blaire Archibald from Te Arawa.

The recent AUT University graduate will show his menswear at New Zealand Fashion Week. He also gets a week at the Sydney Fashion show later in the year.

Event organiser Ata Te Kanawa says he stunned the crowd at Saturday night's gala event in Wellington with a magnificent array of clothing.

"He presented a collection inspired by his grandfather, all in beautiful cottonwool and fully accessorised," she said. ("It was) absolutely stunning, a standout."

Waatea News reports seven designers were chosen to represent Miromoda at the New Zealand Awards in Auckland in September.