Story: Pacific arts in New Zealand

Westfield Style Pasifika Fashion Awards 2010 (1st of 2)

At the 2010 Style Pasifika awards, the Auckland designer Sandra Tupu won both the supreme and runner-up awards. This clip shows her winning design, which was inspired by Samoan tatau (tattoo). In Samoan culture when a tatau is unwrapped it represents the pe'a, the Samoan flying bat. Tupu has her own menswear label, 'Flying Fox'. 

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Kolokesa U. Māhina-Tuai, 'Pacific arts in New Zealand - Pacific arts in Auckland', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/video/44256/westfield-style-pasifika-fashion-awards-2010 (accessed 23 May 2019)

Story by Kolokesa U. Māhina-Tuai, published 22 Oct 2014