Upcoming Pacific Fashion Shows

Pacific fashion to be showcased at two different fashion shows both in their second years, from the abstract high end fashion of the Pacific Fusion Fashion show to the community based Aku Yanga Cook Islands Show


The Pacific Fusion Fashion Show


Last year’s Pacific Fusion Fashion Show was a success, so this year they’re bringing it to Ōtara- the heart of south Auckland on Saturday August 26 at the Otara Town Centre.


The show features creations from 11 Pacific and Māori designers from across south Auckland, the United States and Australia, to be showcased by over 32 models.


Stylist, designer and show organiser Nora Swann says while participating designers are at the start-up phase of their business, but it’s not traditional fashion.


"This is abstract, contemporary and edgy and we chose south Auckland because we live and work here.


“We make and wear these clothes with pride, and we want to show people what local designers can do.”


Miss world Samoa 2015 Latafale Auva’a will return to host and there will be incredible dance performances from Ura Tabu with music from DJ Skeme; an opening Hip Hop/Opera dance set from Exit Four44 and interludes from Otara’s own GiantKilla.


Ticket information:


  • General Admisison: $50.00


  • VIP1: $120.00


  • VIP2: $110.00


For more information go to eventfinda.



Aku Yanga – Cook Islands Fashion Show


Also in its second year is the Aku Yanga Cook Islands Fashion Show, coming to the Mangere Arts Centre on the 17th of November.


Initially a Cook Islands Pukapukan Auckland Community event, last year’s event was used to fundraise for a Pukapukan Community Centre for New Zealand-based Pukapukans.


This year the show has expanded to include all Cook Island people in Auckland and hopes to showcase collections from emerging, current and future designers, make-up artists, hairdressers and creatives of Cook Island descent.


Ticket information:


  • Standard/General Admission: $30.00


  • Premium: $40.00


  •  Platinum: $50.00


For more information regarding tickets go to the Akuyanga facebook or email the organisers here.