Category Archives: International

Star weave jam with Maureen Lander

This coming Saturday, CTANZ member Maureen Lander has a new show opening at the Dowse Art Museum in Lower Hutt. Entitled Flat-Pack Whakapapa, Maureen’s exhibition comprises three installations that explore the connections between whakapapa and raranga (Māori weaving). Between 11am and … Continue reading

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International publication call for contributions

Interested in new opportunities for publishing your research? Costume UK (journal of the UK Costume Society) has expressed an interest in establishing a network of fashion/dress/textile people in our part of the world. This approach is part of creating a … Continue reading

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Lecture: Stitches in Time – the embroidery of Captain Cook’s wife

Thursday 9 February 2017, 5:30pm – 7pm, Te Papa, Wellington Alison Larkin is an award winning embroiderer from Hull, England, who explores history through her needle and thread. In 2015 Alison received the Janet Arnold award for costume research from … Continue reading

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A stylish December

Wellington is going to be the most stylish place in the country this December, what with the End of Fashion conference at Massey, and the tranche of associated events and wonderfully complementary exhibitions. At City Gallery, Cindy Sherman; at Upper … Continue reading

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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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Valerie Steele lecture: ‘Museum quality: The rise of the fashion exhibition’

This December Dr Valerie Steele, the director The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York, is visiting Wellington.  Valerie will be in the capital to present a keynote address at The End of Fashion conference which is taking place at … Continue reading

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Lecture: Jessica Hemmings on Making Meaning: craft & labour

WELLINGTON, AUCKLAND AND DUNEDIN Jessica Hemmings, Professor of Visual Culture and Head of the School of Visual Culture at the National College of Art & Design, Dublin, is visiting New Zealand this November. A specialist in textiles, she has written and edited several books … Continue reading

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Upcoming events at Te Papa

Te Papa has a great line up of costume and textile based events over the next three months, including a public lecture by leading fashion historian, Dr Valerie Steele. Dressing for Splendour, Sunday 2 October 2pm Enjoy an illustrated talk about the … Continue reading

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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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Conference: The End of Fashion registrations open

The End of Fashion An international conference and exhibition | 8-9 Dec 2016 | College of Creative Arts, Massey University, Wellington Registrations are now open. Early bird rates apply until 16 October. When designer Yves Saint Laurent departed from the … Continue reading

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