As a child, Fiona Matutu has always loved the buzz about dressing up. Art and Fashion were amongst her first passions and hobbies, so it’s no surprise that her love for fashion seems to come naturally. She believes fashion is something that comes from within. Fiona finds designing and creating new pieces are her happy place.
Tauariki Wear offers a range of Polynesian inspired design. It’s about bringing vibrancy to the wardrobe, wearing clothes with confidence and enhancing our natural beauty. Fiona admires her homeland and culture that has led her inspiration behind each collection reflecting pride in her heritage and captures the beauty and lush environment of her homeland. A big part of their identity is expressed through their cultural attire. Woman of the Pacific particularly Cook Island woman love to dress in island prints and styles. It is what sets them apart from the rest of the world. Tauariki Wear is modest, but at the same time, it is very versatile in that it caters for individuals from all walks of life. Each piece is hand-painted/printed with love from Rarotonga.
Fiona thanks God every day for the talent that he has given her, as her dream is to one day fulfil her vision to successfully market her work all over the Pacific and give back to the community.