NZFW Runway Report & Gallery: Mena AW11
An exemplary display of tailoring and colour with a sophisticated attitude for Mena’s winter 2011 collection. The fabulous four named Agnes, Jackie, Gina and Charlene Loheni – Pride their savvy wears that connect to their Pacific heritage – of where they garner inspiration from.
Mena (named after the sisters mother), amalgamate ideas and influences from each sister; albeit a daunting task that doesn’t come without great compromising skills. However, a startling showcase of striking prints and cuts that come together to form a collection that gives a sense of luxe leisure-wear worn at utopian-esque locations you don’t ever want to leave.
A graceful Miriama Kamo opened the show in a stately black and white floral-print gown.
Mena showcased exotic scenery prints and lacy sheer tops that were pleasing to the eye. Elongated, tubular-shaped merino dresses were gathered at the waist to flatter the body.
A finale of an ebullient green maxi dress finished off a collection full of beautiful cocktail dresses in stylish silhouettes.
If you like to lavish yourself in vibrantly, playful numbers to cheer up your winter blues, look up Mena for inspiration.
For stockist information visit the official Mena website: http://www.mena.co.nz
Review: Jason Tapuai-Kuka
Header image: Michael Ng for NZFW
Runway photography: Winchey Zheng