Leilani is the brainchild and director of Iwi Creations and traces her artistic influences back to her time as a guide at the Maori Arts and Crafts Institute where she learned traditional weaving techniques. While she has maintained an active weaving program that incorporated both single crafted garments to full on production runs for large performing groups, her interest and focus began to include a fusion of traditional weaving and fashion styles to produce wearable art compositions and top end fashion garments that have led to her inclusion in a number of shows. All of her pieces maintain an integrity that can be traced to the past masters to whom we owe much.
Leilani has developed a wide network of professional associates that underpin her keen interest in the arts.
Posted: Wednesday 18 June 2014