Category Archives: Fashion

Fraser Crowe launch and Artweek event

Great new: Kim Fraser and Deborah Crowe are back, with the Fraser Crowe label and website now live. If you’ve seen them round at CTANZ symposia or other events swathed in their gorgeous fabrics, these are now, as promised, in … Continue reading

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Auckland’s famous Vintage Textile Fair is THIS SUNDAY!

It’s that time of the year! The Auckland Vintage¬†Textile Fair time! And CTANZ will be there with our own table¬†– do come & say hello! When: THIS SUNDAY! 27th August 2017 From: 10AM to 4PM Where: Tasman Room, Alexander Park … Continue reading

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Land Girls and Lifesavers, painting by Sally Spicer

In Land Girls and Lifesavers, Sally Spicer has created paintings and prints that observe the varied lives and contributions of New Zealand women during World War II. Sally, who specialises in portraiture, worked from black and white photos from the … Continue reading

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Madelyn Shaw’s Dunedin talks

Visiting Smithsonian textiles curator Madelyn Shaw is having a busy time of her visit to New Zealand, and the Dunedin leg is no exception, with talks on Sunday at Otago Museum (Hutton Theatre, 2pm) and Monday at Otago Polytechnic. (You … Continue reading

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Free fashion lecture this Saturday 22 April – 3pm – Auckland Museum

Amy Johnson, c.1930 (Public Domain image) CTANZ, in association with the Auckland Museum Institute & with thanks to the Auckland War Memorial Museum Tamaki Paenga Hira, is delighted to present High Flown Fashion: Women Pilots and the Selling of Aviation … Continue reading

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Floor talk with Natalie Smith

WHEN DREAMS TURN TO GOLD: The Benson & Hedges and Smokefree Fashion Design Awards 1964-1998 10.30am Wednesday 19 April, Dunedin Public Art Gallery FREE Join the Friends of the Gallery for an informal talk and walk through the exhibition When … Continue reading

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Lecture tour: Madelyn Shaw, Curator of Textiles, Smithsonian

Madelyn Shaw is the Curator of Textiles at the National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution in Washington DC. She specialises in the exploration of American culture and history through textiles and dress. Madelyn is visiting New Zealand in April … Continue reading

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Meanwhile in Auckland….

March is definitively New Zealand’s fashion month, with iD down in Dunedin, and Auckland’s Four Days of Fashion in the City, including films, seasonal previews and other special activities. The four days specifically are 29 March – 1 April, but … Continue reading

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When dreams turn to gold

The 2017 iD Dunedin Fashion Week programme is out, and it’s going to be a busy one, as usual supported by several exhibitions around Dunedin’s many cultural institutions. A major highlight will be When Dreams turn to Gold at the … Continue reading

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Movie season

                It’s time for the annual film preview postings. This year, the frock movies start with the Alliance Francaise Film Festival, which is offering us accessories. Shoes and umbrellas, to be precise, starting … Continue reading

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