Tūhoe descendant Makyla Ata last week found out she has won the supreme award for 'Resene NZ Fashion Tech Colour of Fashion’ which featured at NZ Fashion Week.

Her fascination for fashion started as a child watching her Nana make clothes for her.

Out of 35 students, 17 are now on the runway today at Fashion Week Ata came out on top with her dress she calls 'Frillsation.'

Ata's red dress with the paint colour from Resene made its mark at Fashion Week.