17 November 2016

#Moana Inspired Dress For Auli'i Cravalho ~ DisneyStyle





To create the perfect red carpet look for leading lady Auli’i Cravalho – the voice of Disney’s Moana – the studio tapped New Zealand fashion designer Kiri Nathan. Kiri dressed the rising star in a stunning, cobalt blue gown with a cascading, wave-like train emulating the shades of the ocean (Moana means “ocean” in several Polynesian languages). Auli’i debuted the look at last night’s Moana premiere.



Check out the exclusive, behind-the-scenes video from Disney showcasing the “making of” the dress. Watch the design team discuss each intricate element of the garment, which pays homage to Māori culture and tradition; and see 15-year old Auli’i’s reaction as she meets with the designer for the big reveal of the gorgeous gown.







The dress incorporated:




  • Flower designs, traditionally worn when hosting or welcoming.
  • Kona pattern, representing authority and determination.
  • Raranga weaving and Whakairo carving
  • Pounamu jewelry, the most precious stone to the Māori, only found in the south island of New Zealand, and the most significant gift you can give to another person.





Mahalo!! 



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