Natura Aura and Iwi Creations are designed by Leilani and Anastasia Rickard, two contemporary New Zealand fashion designers inspired by Maori culture, nature and science. Their company Natura Aura and brand Iwi Creations have recently become a global sensation, as they were showcased on a catwalk in Paris.
Leilani and granddaughter Anastasia Rickard are passionate fashionistas based in Rotorua, New Zealand. Inspired by New Zealand’s culture, nature and science, they have created a unique fashion label together.
Leilani Rickard is a contemporary fashion designer, with a background in traditional Maori weaving. Leilani designed Iwi Creations hosiery featuring original Maori tribal pattern designs by a customary Maori carver.
Anastasia brought up with Leilani’s creative flair, is often working alongside her grandmother designing garments and accessories. Anastasia, whilst studying science and working at Scion, discovered the beauty of microscopic Harakeke (New Zealand Flax) imagery. This imagery is used as the inspiration of Natura Aura.