1 Jul 2009

Maori fashion award winner going to Toronto

10:16 pm on 1 July 2009

The overall winner of the first Maori fashion awards show will take his street footwear range onto the international stage in August.

Waatea News reports Wiremu Baribal, who designs under the Wellington-based label Tu Ake, will head to Toronto to represent Aotearoa at the Planet indigenous festival fashion show.

He believes the judges were impressed by the behind the scenes work he and his team put into his Maori motif inspired range of footwear, sports apparel and sunglasses.

Mr Baribal will also show his collection at the New Zealand Fashion Week in September.