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Interview: Aroha Wikotu

Aroha Wikotu, photographer: Karla Steedman

Aroha Wikotu, designer of Shikoba Clothing, was a winner in the Established Designer Category at this year's Miromoda Fashion Design Awards competition. Aroha's designs will feature during the Miromoda showcase at New Zealand Fashion Week. quizzed Aroha on what we can expect from her collection.

Where are you based?

Hamilton. Despite what you may have heard, it is a great place to live. 

Who or what inspires your design aesthetic/look?

New Zealand's raw, natural beauty and my cultural heritage.

What can we expect from your collection?

A fresh and unique take on eco friendly essentials, with a focus on small details.

Who would you like to see wearing your designs?

Angelina Jolie!

This year, Fashion Week celebrates its 10th birthday. Where would you like to be 10 years from now?

I would like to be established as one of this country's top design labels. 

What's your fashion advice for Kiwi women?

Know what cuts and colours flatter you and create your own style with it ... and remember black is the absence of colour!

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