Ioana Taufalele



‘Vaha’ can be translated into the following phrase: “pertaining to immeasurable value or likened to the vastness of the ocean”. ‘Vaha’ is a Pasifika-inspired collection which aims to illuminate the richness of my Tongan culture and traditions, by creating a refuge for those of my people that feel out of place.

I value the integration of creative forms of sustainable practice through fabrication and garment design. My hope is that when you adorn your body with the ornament of ‘Vaha’, you are in connection with your authentic self.