To be Chinese is to be born into a rich and expansive food culture – a pretty complicated one where love, regret, celebration and forgiveness are all more often shown through cooking than through words. For Enna Ye, her love of cooking runs in the blood - her parents moved to New Zealand from China in 1989, setting up a popular Chinese takeaway shop in Mangere, Auckland.
Not long after launching LOCLAIRE, one of my stockists mentioned a customer of theirs who bought an outfit to wear to the APRA Silver Scroll Awards. I was intrigued, but with little detail I couldn’t put a face to the name for a long time. Somewhere down the line we were properly introduced, and I am now so proud to call Amy my friend.