TE KOHU encapsulates the creative outpourings of textile artist and fashion designer, Misty Ratima. Well-known for her multi-functional jumpsuits, Misty believes that clothing should be versatile, long lasting and accessible. Using natural, eco-friendly fabrics and making her garments in Aotearoa are attributed to her core values of sustainable practice and environmental awareness.
Misty was the supreme award winner of the Miromoda Indigenous Fashion Competition in 2017 & 2018. Showed collections at New Zealand Fashion Week during both years and featured as a designer on the first season of Project Runway New Zealand.
KO RANGI KI RUNGA, KO PAPA KI RARO
Sky Father Above, Earth Mother Below - is a unisex street wear collection that highlights the importance of maintaining a respective balance between humankind and the environment, through a Māori cultural lense.
D E C O L O N I S E
D E C O L O N I S E is an Avant Garde collection that empowers women to consciously and actively decolonise themselves from colonial and patriarchal ideas that continue to dictate the worth and worthlessness of women.
My favourite NZ designer! The Te Kohu jumpsuit is one of my favourite pieces. The fabric is so comfortable, washes well and doesn’t need ironing. Not to mention all the ways it can be worn. I love it so much I bought one for my mum and my sister. The best $190 I have ever spent
Love the Maori inspired clothing by a Maori artist!
Can't wait to wear my blue one to a Blue September function!! Thank you as I LOVE wearing it!
I will make sure I take photos this time! As the compliments are just as good! Makes you feel wonderful!
My new pantsuit arrived in da mail. Yass @misty_ratima it's da bomb on.
LOVE my jumpsuit! I did freak out a little when I got it out of the packet, but put it on, played with all the ways to wear it and now it’s my new favourite piece of clothing!! Nga mihi nui Misty (all the way from the Gold Coast, Australia)
One of Kahungunu's finest fashion designers!! Highly recommended!! He wahine tino rerehua a Misty, ka whakatairanga ia i ngā momo tāera o te wā!
Kahungunu fashion JEDI talented Sister beautiful mahi love love love your mahi.