Fourteen shortlisted entrants competed for a coveted win at the third consecutive Miromoda Annual Fashion Design Competition on Saturday 30th June at the Pataka Art & Museum.

An acclaimed panel of judges was lead by Miromoda’s head judge, and NZ Fashion Week founder, Dame Pieter Stewart who was ably assisted by NZ Fashion Week Business Manager, Janey Evett, and Wellington-based international Lucire fashion magazine publisher, Jack Yan.

Miromoda, the Indigenous Maori Fashion Apparel Board was formed in 2008 and debuted at NZ Fashion Week, with eight competition winners and runners-up across four categories in 2009.

Congratulations to the following designers who will showcase their collections at New Zealand Fashion Week 2018 as apart of the Miromoda Showcase.

Miromoda Winners 2018

2018 Supreme Winner: Misty Ratima (Napier)

Emerging designer Winners: Zannah-Rose Thornicroft and Henele Taufalele (Auckland)

Avant-Garde Design Winners – 1st equal: Misty Ratima (Napier) and Nichola Te Kiri (Hamilton)

Established Designer Winners: Bobby Campbell Luke (Auckland)

Emerging Designers Runners Up: Paige MacDonald (Wanganui), Taongahuia Maxwell (Rotorua), Te Orihau Karaitiana (Napier)

Established DesignerRunners Up: Jimmie MacKay (Hastings), AJ Bradley (Palmerston North), Misty Ratima (Napier)

Image credit: Masanori Udagawa – Photo Wellington

Image caption: A sneak peek of the Avant-Garde entry by Miromoda’s 2018 Supreme winner, Misty Ratima of Hawkes Bay.

Melissa Reid

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