“Banana pods is a repeat pattern of a common motif used in Siapo and Elei printing. It is symbolic of the hanging banana pod. I wanted to play more with the colour brown and it’s rich capacity to have a place in menswear this was pulled into effect. Timid yet playful when you lean closer.”
Sublimation print on synthetic microtwill
Design, printed and made in Aotearoa
Styled with garments from Hartford
Show: Miromoda Fashion Runway 2016
Model: Konan Snow
Photograghy: Alicia Haigh Photography
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Sonya Elspeth Withers
Sonya Elspeth Withers is a budding designer of Samoan and Niu Sila ethnicity. Sewithers is a salute to her afakasi ethnicity and formal training through textile design along with her growing interests in menswear.
The featured works are the first of a collection of concepts Sonya has been developing since her post-graduate days and profession in tailored menswear.