For over two decades, “Lindah has been the only fashion designer we know of to have developed a consistent body of work made from a variety of natural fibres using traditional materials in contemporary ways”, as far as Victoria and Albert Museum (London, UK) is concerned.
Her lineage approach to fashion and art inspires people of all ages, cultural backgrounds, and industries the value in drawing inspiration from ones own unique lineage, and encouraging them to celebrate whatever it is that makes them special as an individual artist, company or community.
In her piece 'Unveiled' Lindah Lepou tells us how her wedding dress for Te Papa is inspired by her ancestry, especially her great-grandmother, Fa'agase. The dress is modelled by her niece Brooke Evaga, who closely resembles Fa'agase.
See more of Linda's work here