“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
Coco brown buttons
Also available as a bow tie
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.