When creating garments, Congolese Kiwi teen Favour Yuka wears her heritage on her sleeve.
Born in the Democratic Republic of Congo to Christian missionary dad and mom, Favour’s household moved to Thailand earlier than arriving in New Zealand as refugees, settling in Auckland when she was 7.
The 17-year-previous, who has been stitching since 12 months 9, makes use of fashion to precise her pleasure in her distinctive id.
Impressed by daring Congolese fashion
Initially impressed by her mom’s daring sense of conventional Congolese fashion, Favour has given it a recent twist by mixing vibrantly patterned Congolese material referred to as pagne with fashionable silhouettes.
She is going to debut her fashion line on the Auckland Worldwide Cultural Pageant on Sunday 2 April.
“I'd love for my fashion to encourage my group to put on extra conventional-influenced costume in the road," says Favour.
"My Mum would describe me as somebody who takes a lot pleasure in my culture – I’ve come to understand I'm who I'm, and I’m all the time to know the place I’m from.”
See Favour's fashion line
In case you’re in trying out Favours’ debut, come alongside to the Auckland Worldwide Cultural Pageant on Sunday 2 April at Mt Roskill Conflict Memorial Park, 10am-5pm or have a sneak peek on her Facebook page.
Favour may even be on an upcoming episode of Each Worlds on TV3 in a while in the 12 months.