Shona has exhibited her style of woven art extensively. Her first major group exhibition was in 1998 Te Uru Patu staged on the confiscation line in Taneatua Tuhoe. She has produced TV sets for Maori Television, and worked in art and costume departments for film television and theatre. Recently Shona has been producing award winning woven garments where she has developed techniques and designs that are unique to her aspirations of Maori culture and other indigenous nations.
Shona has shown collections at NZ Fashion Week 2010-2013 and also at Melbourne's Fashion Week 2013 and 2014. Shona designed costumes for 'The Maori Troilus and Cressida' that opened Shakespeare's Olympics at The Globe Theatre in London to rave reviews. This led to her being nominated and winning the Brancott Estate 'Best Costume Designer of the Year 2012' at The Chapman Tripp Theatre awards in Wellington NZ.
Currently she is working towards showing her work globally and increasing the awareness of contemporary Maori Art, Weaving and Fashion. Shona has been invited to show her work in London and again in Melbourne in August and September 2014 and is currently preparing a new collection.
Born in 1985, in Nigeria, Okiemute Uhomoibhi founder of Kited Fashion is known for her exquisite and timeless designs. She started her brand in late 2014 after which she showcased her first ever collection with Fashions Finest, with an emphasis on making clothes that were more comfortable for women.
Kited Fashion believes with a little touch here and there, an imperfect outfit can be made perfect to every woman irrespective of body shape or size.
Kited Fashion make bespoke custom-made dresses and ready-to-wear.
Kited Fashion produce only the best quality dresses, and because of this have won multiple awards including best entrepreneur of the year.
Her pieces are Gold plated or Silver plated, Hypoallergenic, and embellished with Swarovski crystals.
Marianna's style categories are: Contemporary, Red Carpet & Luxury, Bohemian chic, Edgy & Funky, Crowns & Avant-garde.
More about the designer here: www.usfashionsource.com
I find pleasure in helping my friends and family pick their outfits, for first dates, parties or for their birthday celebrations. I spend some of my most of tedious days browsing the web admiring some of my favourite Fashion icons.
I encourage anyone to express their eccentricities through their sense of style and to simply look at Fashion as a form of Art. So with that being said, check out my first two Fashion Style Boards that I have created on Polyvore.com! Feel free to visit the website and look at some more of my boards, all of the items I choose from my board can be purchased. Comment below and let me know what you think!
"Falu Red" Outfit:
1. Wine Red Lapel Long Sleeve Knit Coat. Choies.com
2. Open Stone Torque Necklace. Topshop.com
3. Sophia Textured Bandeau Crop Top. Forevernew.com.au
4. Burgundy Ribbed Stripe Pencil Skirt. Newlook.com
5. Gianvito Rossi, Lace Up Cut Out Heels in Suede Bisque. Forwardforward.com
6. Nars, Audacious Lipstick Jeanne Cherry Red. Liberty.co.uk
7. MAC 2 Lash. Johnlewis.com
1. Ritz Mini Dress. Kookai.com.au
2. Camel Pea Coat. Lookbookstore.co
3. MAC Sized to Go Tinted Lipglass. Selfridges.com
4. Gold Giuseppe Zanotti Design Women. Guiseppezanottidesign.com
5. Stacey Metal Cage Hard Clutch. BCBG.com
The Vogue Festival 2015
"In Vogue We Trust!"
It's essential that you keep April 25th and 26th free as it is now official! Vogues fourth annual festival in association with Harrods is on its way, providing all fashion lovers and Vogue readers to the ultimate fun-filled day.
The editor & chief of Vogue Italia and Naomi Campbell, The Vogue Festival 2014
It is the second year Vogue has joined forces with Harrods for the festival, so I am sure that this event will be bigger and better than last years. Be sure to visit the famous Vogue gift shop. More information on The Vogue Festival will be revealed soon on their website www.vogue.co.uk, tickets go on sale in March.
Written by Fashions Finest blogger Simone James
An online store was launched early 2012, where the company sold distinctive African print fashion made by a variety of African designers.
In 2013 Touch of Africa launched its own brand, ranging from Spring/Summer 2014 and Autumn/Winter 2014 which was showcased at Africa Fashion Week London in August 2014.
In October of the same year Touch of Africa was asked to showcase for Black History Month at Trafalgar Square London. It launched the Tswana Inspired Heritage Collection.
2015 is an exciting year for Touch of Africa, set to showcase at London Fashion Week, February 2015.
More about Touch of Africa: www.touch-of-africa.co.uk