Flag designs win the top prize

Nadine Freundlich-Rathjens's three-piece collection earned her the supreme award. Photo / Paul Garelja
Nadine Freundlich-Rathjens's three-piece collection earned her the supreme award. Photo / Paul Garelja

The supreme winner of this year's Westfield Style Pasifika is Kiwi fashion designer and mum Nadine Freundlich-Rathjens.

She won the Colonial Pasifika three-piece collection category with her blue-white-and-red garments depicting the Union Jack and New Zealand flag.

Her designs impressed the panel of judges so much she was named supreme winner and was presented with a $4000 prize at last night's event in Auckland.

She was chosen from 45 finalists in three categories, the other two being the Pasifika traditionally-inspired and the multicultural Pasifika style.

More than 300 designers entered the two-day event.

- NZ Herald

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