Avarua top & neoprene trouser

Emerging designer, 15-year-old Natasha Clare Senior, drew on her rich multicultural heritage (Russian, English, Scottish and Mongolian) and time spent in Rarotonga for the inspiration behind this sophisticated look. "My holidays in Rarotonga inspired this piece, and its importance to land and sea. We need to protect our nature’s treasures and make sure further generations can enjoy its beauty. This piece really represents me as a designer as it has a deeper meaning that evokes more than just fabric."


Photographer: Mara Sommer
Model Layla Dole
Copyright: Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 Licence
Designer: Natasha Senior
Manufacturing location: Christchurch
Garment type: Top, trouser
Material: Linen organza, recycled polyester, recycled denim, neoprene
Features: The top features cut-out frangipani motifs made from recycled polyester and recycled yellow denim, sewn by hand onto a fluttering linen organza top. The neoprene bottoms have attached straps that hold the weight comfortably over the wearer’s shoulders, à la fisherman’s overalls.
Date: 2018