Garment of the week
This top and shorts set is part of Misty Ratima's collection Ko Rangi ki Runga, Ko Papa ki Raro, Sky Father Above, Earth Mother Below for her label Te Kohu. It's a unisex streetwear collection that highlights the importance of maintaining a respective balance between humankind and the environment, through a Māori cultural lens. The top features artwork by Misty - the profile of two Māori women connected by the traditional Māori greeting of a hongi, forming a silhouette of a heart.
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