January 24, 2011

Maori Designer Kiri Nathan in BlackLOG

Check out this latest fashion spread featuring Maori designer Kiri Nathan in BlackLOG.

The label Kiri Nathan is a reflection of her Maori and European cultures - Producing gowns of elegance and sophistication supported by feminine fashion-forward glamour collections.

“It is my intention to respectfully draw inspiration from my ancestors and their timeless lessons, and then transition these beautiful crafts into a present form. I pay particular attention to detailing through smocking, pleating, hand appliqué and beading and blend it with traditional raranga (weaving) in contemporary media, particularly Korowai (Maori cloak).I believe in clean cuts, creative and innovative pattern drafting and maximising the versatility of my fabrics" – Kiri Nathan

David K Shields took these images of Taren Cunningham dressed entirely in Kiri Nathan. Hair and make-up by Stacy Lee Ghin.