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DESIGNERS 2019

Infamy Apparel by Amy Lautogo

  • Based in Manurewa, Auckland
  • Samoan heritage
  • Summary of the label: Fearless plus size fashion

Funk n Soul 97 by Tia Semi

  • Based in Australia
  • Samoan heritage
  • Summary of the label: Inspired by Samoa

Tahiano by Alvis Meredith and Mata'afa Hans Wesche

  • Based in Samoa
  • Samoan and Tokelauan heritage
  • Summary of the label: Couture bridal wear

Saint Fina by Seraphina Wood

  • Based in Glen Innes Wai-O-Taki Bay, Auckland
  • Niuean and Samoan heritage
  • Summary of the label: Ethical brand that’s affordable

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Afa Ah Loo by Afa Ah Loo

  • Based in Utah, USA
  • Samoan heritage
  • Summary of the label: bold florals and colours

Ari South by Ari South

  • Based in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Hawaiian heritage
  • Summary of the label: bold prints inspired by the islands

Le-ata by Leata Mailo-McCarthy

  • Based in Tonga
  • Samoan heritage
  • Summary of the label: inspired by love for family, heritage and passion for design, creativity and culture

Talosia by Talosia Masako Haulangi & James Alexander Laverty (NZ)

  • Based in Auckland
  • Tuvalu heritage
  • Summary of the label: a luxurious brand solely focus in couture and high end collection season by season.

FRANTIVITY by Frances Nimeti (NZ)

  • Based in Manurewa, Auckland
  • Cook Islands heritage
  • Summary of the label: avante-Garde with elegance and thinking outside the square

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AAs Tribal Fashion by Anna Amos (Papua New Guinea)

  • Based in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
  • Papua New Guinea heritage
  • Summary of the label: Modern, slick and beautiful to bring out the curve of a woman and comes in all sizes

Native Wear by Leiola Finau Rakau (Vanuatu)

  • Based in Vanuatu
  • Tongan heritage
  • Summary: Pacific cultural and modern fashion

Vae Tailor and Accessories by Elaine Maepio (Solomon Island) funded by MFAT, NZ

  • Based in Honiara, Solomon Islands
  • Solomon Islands heritage
  • Summary of the label: Island heritage blended with rich cultures and traditions through diverse designs, patterns and colours

Lava’s Original Fashion Wear by Lava Grossmith (Solomon Islands). funded by MFAT, NZ

  • Based in Honiara, Solomon Islands
  • Solomon Islands Heritage
  • Summary of the label: Fashionable wear that is comfortable for all sizes, and that does not discriminat

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