301341 https://www.itigifts.co.nz Iti Gifts provide maori taonga and New Zealand themed gifts. At Iti Gifts you'll find a little something for every budget for those looking for an authentic New Zealand gift, made and/or designed in New Zealand, Aotearoa. Nau mai haere mai ki to toa o n en-nz Iti Gifts 30 Last Assessments https://www.itigifts.co.nz/blog/816333 My final assessments are underway and towards completion for next weeks exhibition. Its been a pretty tough, tiring and busy year and i look forward to next year and being able to put some garments into production as i haven't had the opportunity this year to do so. My poor tinana has had to deal with alot, as well as my whanau, who continue to support the crazy things i throw myself into. So watch this space. 045, 8 Nov 2018 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.itigifts.co.nz/blog/816333 Dress Entertainers for Harry & Meghan https://www.itigifts.co.nz/blog/816331 During the week i was invited to dress three backupsingers for Turanga Merito, who was performing for Prince Harry & Meghan. I chose the formal look of my Poutama long skirt and matched it with two other garments each chosen to suit the wearer. 044, 31 Oct 2018 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.itigifts.co.nz/blog/816331 VIVO Salon Runway, Auckland https://www.itigifts.co.nz/blog/816330 Donald, from Vivo Rotorua gave me a huge challenge, not just the garment but the timeline. I hand stitched the border top of the dress and hem of the dress and fused some sequin fabric for a shoulder bow. I was def happy with the results which were enhanced with bleached blonde hair and extensions and blinged out nails and shoes. 044, 28 Oct 2018 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.itigifts.co.nz/blog/816330 L5 Exhibition, Toi Ohomai, Rotorua https://www.itigifts.co.nz/blog/816332 Our Toi Ohomai Creative Technologies Level 5 end of year Exhibition is coming up. The above skirt was my Fashion item created from scratch, including drawing up my own pattern then sewing it from my custom design Poutama fabric. 043, 24 Oct 2018 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.itigifts.co.nz/blog/816332 MOKO Runway, Whangarei https://www.itigifts.co.nz/blog/816329 An evening of Fashion, Art, Dance and Music was enjoyed by those who attended Whangarei's inaugural event. I loved it. I mixed my old kakahu with the latest pieces to create looks for 10 gorgus Whangarei wahine. The collection was profiled as "From Blanket to Boardroom, to Ballroom" 043, 24 Oct 2018 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.itigifts.co.nz/blog/816329 TIKI AHUA, Rotorua https://www.itigifts.co.nz/blog/816328 Fresh from NZFW, i was one of the designers selected to show for Tiki Ahua. It was a wonderful experience and a priviledge to show my kakahu alongside some wonderful designers. My only problem was, i was placed in the evening wear section so, 2 x new pieces were created to ensure i fit the Evening Wear Brief. 039, 24 Sep 2018 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.itigifts.co.nz/blog/816328 NZFW, New Zealand Fashion Week, Auckland https://www.itigifts.co.nz/blog/816327 "Niho Fusion" at NZFW. What an honour and a priviledge to be able to show my collection at New Zealand Fashion Week. My collection honoured our original Māori Fashion designers, our traditional weavers, and infused weaving pattern niho taniwha, to reconstruct the tartan pattern design in custom fabrics used for the collection. Getty Images. 038, 16 Sep 2018 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.itigifts.co.nz/blog/816327 Plenty Magazine, Bay of Plenty https://www.itigifts.co.nz/blog/816326 Great write up by Plenty magazine about emerging model Akeyah Wade from Kawerau and emerging designer Taongahuia .. 031, 1 Aug 2018 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.itigifts.co.nz/blog/816326 MIROMODA, NZ FASHION WEEK https://www.itigifts.co.nz/blog/795381 Check out the link for the Miromoda Fashion Design competition winners who have successfully gained participation in the Miromoda Showcase at New Zealand Fashion Week to be held in Auckland, late August / Sept. 028, 9 Jul 2018 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.itigifts.co.nz/blog/795381 HARMONY RANGIMARIE FASHION EXPERIENCE https://www.itigifts.co.nz/blog/795380 On 30th June, Karen Hansen hosted the Harmony Rangimarie Fashion Experience, held at Princes Gate Hotel, Rotorua, was a huge success. Unfortunately i was unable to attend but was able to show a my tuaTORU collection in support of a great kaupapa 027, 2 Jul 2018 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.itigifts.co.nz/blog/795380 MIROMODA, Wellington https://www.itigifts.co.nz/blog/816325 Mihi to Ata and her team at Miromoda Fashion Design competition for your continued support for Māori fashion designers throughout Aotearoa. Congratualtions also to the winners who have successfully gained participation in the Miromoda Showcase at New Zealand Fashion Week to be held in Auckland, on Thursday 30th August. I was one of the Emerging Designer Runners Up and look forward to making my debut on the NZFW runway. 026, 30 Jun 2018 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.itigifts.co.nz/blog/816325 GIM, Global Indigenous Runway, Melbourne https://www.itigifts.co.nz/blog/816308 Thank you to Tina Waru and her team for a wonderful event supporting indigenous designers and models. I appreciated the encouragement provided as an emerging designer which inspired me to carry on and believe in my abilities. 010, 9 Mar 2018 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.itigifts.co.nz/blog/816308 HUIA Fashion Show, Rotorua https://www.itigifts.co.nz/blog/816307 Maori fashion show - is set to bring together the businesses of Hinemoa St for a night of entertainment. The alcohol free event was the brainchild of business owner at Toa Maori, Taongahuia Maxwell and fashion designer Mereana Ngatai. Ms Maxwell said the idea came about as a way to do something for the community. "We decided to put on a fashion show in one of the empty shops and to bring together a number of the other creative retailers down our street." 043, 25 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.itigifts.co.nz/blog/816307 REPURPOSING https://www.itigifts.co.nz/blog/712546 Recycling & repurposing to create new crafts and handy items 053, 26 Dec 2016 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.itigifts.co.nz/blog/712546 Fashion Show Pics https://www.itigifts.co.nz/blog/684635 Had a fab time at the G O Fashion Fundraiser. Great learning curve and great young and old models. Check out this link for show pics. http://events.cinzia.co.nz/rdcfashionshow 028, 6 Jul 2016 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.itigifts.co.nz/blog/684635 GO Fashion Show https://www.itigifts.co.nz/blog/683132 Fundraising Fashion Show to support upcoming fashion models to be held this Saturday, 2 July 2016 at 6pm, Council Building. Tickets available at Toa Maori, 1184 Hinemoa Street or online. 027, 26 Jun 2016 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.itigifts.co.nz/blog/683132 Whai Pakihi https://www.itigifts.co.nz/blog/683131 Thanks to Glen Hawkins Associates and TePuni Kokiri for the inspirational and information workshop. Looking forward to utilising some of the new knowledge and skills. 026, 23 Jun 2016 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.itigifts.co.nz/blog/683131 International Indigenous Suicide Prevention Conference https://www.itigifts.co.nz/blog/683114 Ngati Pikiao hosted the World Indigenous Suicide Prevention Conference this week to an awesum crowd. The conference included a World Youth conference as well. 023, 1 Jun 2016 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.itigifts.co.nz/blog/683114 Shop Opening https://www.itigifts.co.nz/blog/683092 Its official. Our shop officially opened on 6 May 2016, and is located at 1184 Hinemoa Street, next to the origina Pop-Up and Pilot shop. Iti Gifts will be housed alongside Taongahuia ID (Indigenous Designs) and Mereana Ngatai Fashion & Textiles so if your in the neighbourhood, or looking for something special, come on in. We're open from Mon to Saturday, 9.30 to 4.30 019, 6 May 2016 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.itigifts.co.nz/blog/683092