Category Archives: Books

Singing, dancing, frocks and books

Madeleine St John’s novel, The Women in Black, was released quietly in the 1990s, when the nostalgia for mid-century style was yet to hit its peak but since it was re-released by Text Publishing in 2012, it’s been readily available … Continue reading

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Making the Australian Quilt: 1800-1950 – exhibition and symposium

NGV, Melbourne, Australia from 22 July – 6 November 2016 PRESS RELEASE: Australia’s rich quilt heritage, resplendent with imagery of native flora and fauna, early coats of arms and motifs of daily colonial life, will be revealed in Making the Australian … 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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Fashion rules, Ok, absolutely

It’s iD week in Dunedin, lots of colour and style and people making an effort, including some CTANZ stalwarts. At Mint,  Desi Liversage’s critique of fast fashion and Li Edelkoort’s anti-fashion manifesto and adds further to this debate with a … Continue reading

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Thinking about fashion…iD programme out

Isn’t she gorgeous? She’s Thinking About Fashion ahead of iD 2016 and an hour of short talks by Otago academics with that title, on aspects of fashion including marketing, shows and collecting, on Wednesday 16 March at the university as … Continue reading

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Upcoming lecture by fashion writer / curator Alexandra Palmer 9 February 2016

On Tuesday 9 February, 2016 at 6pm Dr Alexandra Palmer of the Royal Ontario Museum in Canada will present a lecture at Massey University, Wellington on ‘Frock coats, redingotes and Dior: Fashion in the Royal Ontario Museum 1909-2016’. In this illustrated talk, Dr … Continue reading

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Glorious paua

It’s always a delight to celebrate with CTANZ members when their projects come to fruition, so congratulations to Elly van de Wijdeven on the publication of Vintage Paua Shell Jewellery (Bateman, RRP $50-ish from good bookshops). For those of us … Continue reading

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