Cult Couture 2011

Supreme Award Winner: Lindah Lepou, Bushygaga, pic - Renee Lansdowne - Pedrotti Photography
Supreme Award Winner: Lindah Lepou, Bushygaga, pic - Renee Lansdowne - Pedrotti Photography
On the Streets Winner: Lisa Li, Home is where the heart is, pic - Renee Lansdowne - Pedrotti Photography
Recycled Revolution Winner: Christopher Davis, Treasured trash, pic - Renee Lansdowne - Pedrotti Photography
Formally Yours Winner: Kiri Nathan, Te Awatea, pic - Renee Lansdowne - Pedrotti Photography
Matrimonial Bliss Winner: Kiri Nathan, Oranga Ake (Destiny), pic - Renee Lansdowne - Pedrotti Photography
Flight of Fantasy Winner: Ofa Filoialii, Respect, pic - Renee Lansdowne - Pedrotti Photography
For the 10th year running, Manukau welcomed its "crown jewel" event, the Cult Couture Fashion Awards Show, back for the Southside Arts Festival 2011.

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For the 10th year running, Manukau welcomed its "crown jewel" event, the Cult Couture Fashion Awards Show, back for the Southside Arts Festival 2011.

For the 10th year running, Manukau welcomed its "crown jewel" event, the Cult Couture Fashion Awards Show, back for the Southside Arts Festival 2011.

The show, which was held on Saturday 15 October, celebrated all that is great about New Zealand, the iconic sights, sounds, monuments and even moments. The evening was a great success, with overwhelming feedback from designers and audience alike as they were taken on a journey by MC for the night, Tina Cross.

The Supreme Award was awarded to Lindah Lepou, from Mt Eden, Auckland, for the multi-facetted garment, Bushygaga, which was crafted from flax and unbleached calico. It's not the first time Lindah's garments have shone at Cult Couture; she was awarded the Supreme Award in 2009. Lindah also placed first for Obviously Organic category in this year's awards.

Other category winners were Lisa Li (On the Streets), Ofa Filoialii (Flight of Fantasy) Christopher Davis (Recycled Revolution), Kiri Nathan, (Formally Yours) and Kiri Nathan (Matrimonial Bliss).

Auckland's Deputy Mayor, Penny Hulse, said: "Cult Couture is a showcase of amazing creativity and talent. It shows the very best of dance, music and fashion, and the south as the cultural and artistic capital of New Zealand."

This year the adjudicating panel featured some of the country's fashion elite; Dan Ahwa, fashion editor Canvas magazine, Tina Moore, editor REMIX magazine, Ngahuia Williams, director of N Model Management and Francis Hooper, fashion designer at World.

Cult Couture 2011 Award Winners

Supreme Award

Winner: Lindah Lepou, Bushygaga

On the Streets

Winner: Lisa Li, Home is where the heart is

Runner Up: Tamsin Smith, Modern Smuggler

Flight of Fantasy

Winner: Ofa Filoialii, Respect

Runner Up: Sophie Ham, Sara Taylor, Jan Ubels and Wilma Kotze, Daphne, A father's protection

Recycled Revolution

Winner: Christopher Davis, Treasured trash

Runner Up: Therese Joyce, Beautiful decay

Formally Yours

Winner: Kiri Nathan, Te Awatea

Runner Up: Czarina Wilson, Fa'avae i le Atua Samoa

Obviously Organic

Winner: Lindah Lepou, Bushygaga

Runner Up: Tracey Brown, Te Ika A Maui

Matrimonial Bliss

Winner: Kiri Nathan, Oranga Ake (Destiny)

Runner Up: Viviena & Oudney Tupou, For Richer, For Poorer

Written by

Auckland Council - Arts and Culture South

19 Oct 2011