Category Archives: Collections

Exhibition: Catwalk to Cover

26 November 2016 – 12 February 2017 This summer  Expressions Whirinaki in Upper Hutt hosts Catwalk to Cover, an exhibition developed and toured by the Fashion & Textile Museum in London. Through a series of candid photographs from top catwalk photographers … Continue reading

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Fashion exhibition online

Many of this blog’s posts are for local events and exhibitions that not all of us can get to, but one of the beauties of the University of Otago’s Special Collections is that they develop online versions of all their … Continue reading

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iD 2016

Down in Dunedin, the iD team have started revealing the 2016 programme, starting with the announcement that this year’s international guest is Emilia Wickstead, who will also be part of the Emerging Designer judging panel. London-based Wickstead moved from her … Continue reading

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The Museum of Savage Beauty

Duck feather dress, The Horn of Plenty, Autumn/Winter 2009–10 Model Magdalena Frackowiak. Image firstVIEW As many of you will already know, the V&A has just opened Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty, a fabulous exhibition which celebrates the extraordinary creative talent of one of … Continue reading

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Desktop travellers alert! Innovative fashion exhibition in Toronto

Fashion Follows Form: Designs for Sitting June 21, 2014 to January 25, 2015 Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto Link to exhibition page: http://www.rom.on.ca/en/exhibitions-galleries/exhibitions/fashion-follows-form Desktop travellers interested in fashion and textiles might be interested to know about this very innovative exhibition at the … Continue reading

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John Gillow on textiles from Pakistan – Wellington lecture and textile sale

Author, lecturer, traveller and collector, John Gillow has spent more than 40 years travelling the world in pursuit of textiles, and sharing his finds with textile lovers all over the world. Besides travelling through remote and sometimes unstable or war-torn … Continue reading

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Travel in Style at MTG Hawke’s Bay

On September 27th the team at MTG Hawke’s Bay embarked on a very special fashion journey with our summer exhibition Whetu Tirikatene-Sullivan – Travel in Style. With over ten years of research leading into the exhibition, beginning with Douglas and … Continue reading

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Collection Focus: The Springfield Collection at the National Museum of Australia

Click on the link below for an excellent web-based resource developed by the National Museum of Australia to share information about many aspects of the complex acquisition of a rich collection recording the life and times of an early Australian family … Continue reading

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