Join us for an evening of joy featuring magical garments infused with the power of the diwata/spirits.

Within their exhibition Syokes, Marc Conaco and Louie Bretana, explore their birth right as descendants of powerful babaylan, queer pre-colonial spiritual leaders, conduits to the divine and able to manifest their own diwata. 

For this special evening, they invite Tāmaki Makaurau-based queer Filipino fashion designer Dennis Sayat to channel the magic of the manifested diwata to create wearable works of art imbued with each diwata's energy and special blessings.

Booking is free and required here. Hospitality will be provided. Attendees are invited to come dressed in an item of clothing that gives them confidence and sparkle.


Fashion designer Dennis Sayat has over 20 years of experience creating made-to-order, high visual impact couture with a mastery of fitting for any body type. 

Marc Conaco and Louie Bretaña, Syokes, 2020. Image: Samuel Hartnett.