Join us on the 6.20pm Southern Line train from Britomart Station (Service 140) for a travelling showcase of new collections by emerging local fashion designers Rawiri Brown, Emma Jing-Cornall and Taylor Groves. Commencing at Britomart Station in central Tāmaki Makaurau, the show will travel by commuter train to Parnell Station and culminate at Papatūnga, Parnell, where the fashion show will continue.
Also at Papatūnga, artist Jaimie Waititi will be presenting new work as part of A Very Different World curated by Ngahiraka Mason. A Very Different World is presented by Te Tuhi in association with Auckland Arts Festival Te Ahurei Toi o Tāmaki and the New Zealand Maritime Museum Hui Te Ananui a Tangaroa.
6.00pm Arrive at Britomart Transport Centre
6.20pm Southern Line train (Service 140) departs
6.30pm Arrive at Papatūnga, Parnell Station
6.45-7.00pm Second fashion showcase
About the designers
Rawiri Brown (Ngāriki Kaiputahi, Ngāti Raukawa) is a fashion and textile designer with over 15 years of industry experience. Brown is drawn to textiles and design for their evocative, nostalgic potential and is interested in reinterpreting traditional and ceremonial applications of textiles.
Brown was a recent recipient of the Tautai Fale-ship residency, through which he debuted his capsule collection Happy Endings at a private showing in Grey Lynn.
Emma Jing-Cornall is an independent designer based in Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland. Considering texture, shape and form, her garments take a spirited sculptural expression, designed to be layered and worn multiple ways. Jing-Cornall graduated with a Bachelor of Design with Honours at Massey University Te Kunenga Ki Pūrehuroa in 2020.
Taylor Groves is a fashion designer and maker based in Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland. Their designs convey a nuanced, playful sensitivity through garments that embody vulnerability, poise and pleasure. Groves completed a Bachelor of Design with Honours at Massey University Te Kunenga Ki Pūrehuroa in Pōneke, 2020.