Celebrating in style: Fashion show to mark Chinese New Year

Kharl WiRepa and Dr Ho Po Kin (front) with Rotorua Chinese Association staff and Chinese Fashion Show Rotorua participants. Photo / Ben Fraser

A night of fashion and entertainment is fusing Chinese and Māori culture while helping the community to celebrate the Chinese New Year in style.

The Chinese Fashion Show Rotorua is being held on Saturday, February 20 at Holiday Inn.

The event will showcase traditional and contemporary Chinese and indigenous fashion, and will also include Māori fashion designers from Rotorua creating Chinese-inspired looks.

There will also be haka, dragon dancing, Chinese opera, a changing faces performance, lion dance

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