Numia is a hobby for Tongan born designer David Taumoepeau. The name Numia is his mother Alisi’s middle name who had a major influence in him starting design. He started the fashion label 4 years ago out of his love for clothes and design. Mainly supported by friends and family, he has no fashion background and works full-time as a Commercial Lawyer at Auckland law firm Simpson Grierson but says designing is a therapeutic outlet for his creativity.
He loves music culture and fuses musical influences into his clothing. Not just popular hip hop designs but also punk and a variety of other genres. He seeks to establish a brand that struggles to fit into a specific category.
This is the first fashion show for David and he and his team are excited for the challenges ahead. He says he has always wanted to do a fashion show and looks forward to offering his designs from the runway for purchase on his website and expanding to selling his designs in a Pop Up Store in the future.