March 18, 2020

We have entered a very strange time in this Chinese Year of the Rat. 

My year started with the firm commitment to not purchase any cloth but to bring life to all the beautiful Vintage cloth and trims I have collected over these years.  And there are some beautiful piece...

January 8, 2020

Seasons Greetings to you all from sunny Gisborne.

This season I have been working with vintage cloth and trims that I have come across in my travels. As we head into this new year this will become more and more apart of MASAMI's finish. 

I have worked with creating old i...

July 3, 2019

Winter has come and we are already past the shortest day heading towards Spring / Summer Fall and so it goes around again.

My Winter Collection engages many things .

The embroidery patch seen on my coats , is based on an etching done by Lloyd Harwood I purchased in 1995...

March 24, 2019

Autumn is one of my favourite seasons. The air is crisper and refreshing , the grass has that beautiful morning dew settled upon it, [which I do go out and walk on in my bare feet ] and the light changes dramatically as here in New Zealand we come to the close of Dayli...

December 15, 2018

I thought I would share with you some of Gisborne . This is where I live, my inspiration, my world. 

And also to thank all of you for your support for Masami, for this I am truly grateful.

I would like to wish all of you a wonderful happy and safe Christmas and New Year....

October 8, 2018

I have just had the honour to be part of this esteemed annual   one-night Fashion and Design extravaganza set in the hallowed mist and steam of the Whakarewarewa Valley, at Rotorua's Te Puia.

TIKI AHUA - Kura  Mowai celebrates  the power to create 

Wi...

May 7, 2018

I am so pleased to share with you my new winter collection.  

I had the privilege to meet a man who won The Benson and Hedges awards in the late 70's  He manufactured mens suits made from 100% New Zealand  merino wool manufactured in  Japan and Italy... and I have purch...

April 22, 2018

"Happiness is the new black"

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