Viva Talks Podcast: Dan Ahwa and Doris de Pont On Aotearoa Style & How We Dress Today

We chat with Viva creative director Dan Ahwa and former designer Doris de Pont — the founder of the NZ Fashion Museum — about the new exhibition Moana Currents: Dressing Aotearoa Now


NEXT GENERATION: Layla wears Tarita Georgia Rahui dress (2018). Kiri Nathan hand-woven kakahu (2018). Zelda Murray earrings (2018). Photo / Mara Sommer

Viva creative director Dan Ahwa has been working closely with former designer Doris de Pont —  the founder of the NZ Fashion Museum — for the past 18 months to curate the exciting new exhibition Moana Currents: Dressing Aotearoa Now. From King Kapisi’s Overstayer label to a Karen Walker tivaevae gown shown at Buckingham Palace, the exhibition explores how Maori and Pasifika design has woven its way into our fashion vernacular and, more importantly, into our sense of identity. 

In the latest Viva Talks podcast, the pair chat to Viva deputy editor Johanna Thornton about Aotearoa style and how we dress today. 

Listen here. 

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