Natura Aura and Iwi Creations are designed by Leilani and Anastasia Rickard, two contemporary New Zealand fashion designers inspired by Māori culture, nature and science. Their company Natura Aura and brand Iwi Creations have recently become a global sensation for their originality and unique take on fashion.
Contemporary Māori Fashion
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 Māori weaving. Leilani designed Iwi Creations hosiery featuring original Māori tribal patterns by a customary Māori carver.
Anastasia brought up with her mother Marchand and Leilani’s creative flair, is often found working alongside her grandmother designing garments and accessories. Anastasia, whilst studying science and working at Scion, discovered the beauty of microscopic imagery of native flora and fauna. This imagery is used as the inspiration of Natura Aura.