9 Sep 2008

Maori Battalion uniform inspired award winner

9:02 am on 9 September 2008

Style Pasifika supreme award winner Kiri Nathan credits her grandfather with inspiration.

Waatea News reports that her grey organza, wool and cotton creation with wheat is a feminine version of her grandfather's 28th Maori Battalion uniform.

Although her grandfather is no longer living, she says he was still a part of her thoughts.

She says the highlight of the night was sharing the award with her whanau, including her grandmother, 86.