New Zealand Fashion Week
26 August 2019 - 1 September 2019


The Backstage Blog w/ Mallo

What inspires and influences you?

My inspiration for this collection is the spring season of New Zealand and being born in the Philippines, I incorporate some of my Filipino culture into the design.

How would you describe the collection being shown at NZFW 2019 to someone outside the industry?

The collection is vibrant, it’s a fusion of two culture but still very wearable.

When did you start working on the collection?

I started the design last June but because I got busy with my other project, the true construction started in July.

What was the inspiration for the music?

I want music that will make my models look demure, chic and confident. So when I heard the song Antisocial by Ed Sheeran and Travis Scott I instantly liked it - not because I'm antisocial but because I like the beat of the music. That's why I only use the backing track of the song because it has a fast tempo and heavy beat that will set the mood for my models and the audience.

Do you want to thank anyone in particular for helping you turn your show into such a success?

I want to thank my family and friends who always believed and trusted in my talent and for pushing me to get out of my comfort zone.

Megan Cunningham