Best of the Best Designers Speak® 2023 - AKL3 - Video - Special Group

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Arnya Karaitiana DINZ - Special Group

Te Kākahu Hou
The graduation gown currently worn in New Zealand, and all over the world, is a symbol of education bound in history and tradition that dates back to over 900 years ago. The education world has evolved a lot since then – but what we wear to celebrate our educational achievements hasn’t caught up.
In a world first, Education New Zealand Manapou ki te Ao has brought tradition, innovation, and indigenous culture together to create Te Kākahu Hou – a new graduation gown.
Through a collaborative kaupapa between a design team lead by Kiri Nathan, members of our education community, and students from Whitecliffe School of Fashion & Sustainability, Te Kākahu Hou is a symbol of what sets the New Zealand education experience apart from every other education offering in the world.

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DINZ Interviews

When the opportunity arises, DINZ interviews leading designers from here and overseas. These interviews seek to dig beneath the surface to address the common and uncommon challenges, problems and opportunities the design community faces.