Category Archives: Local events

Mark your diary – the countdown is on for Auckland’s famous VINTAGE TEXTILE FAIR!!

This anticipated event is the largest of its type in Australasia and is the place to purchase items from comprehensive displays carefully collected throughout the year by a range of exhibitors. Everything for sale is genuine vintage … from the 1970s or earlier! On offer … Continue reading

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2016 Memberships NOW OVERDUE!!

CTANZ Membership runs from 1 January to 31 December so if you’re reading this and haven’t yet paid, you’re a tad overdue! But don’t panic!! There’s still time to renew your sub and for new members to join. Annual Rates … 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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Nature Now – 2016 symposium exhibition

Costume and Textile Association of New Zealand (CTANZ) Symposium  7-8 July 2016, Massey University, Wellington. The organising committee of the  CTANZ symposium, Nature Now, is pleased to announce that an exhibition will be held in conjunction with the symposium at Massey University, Wellington. We would like to invite submissions of work by contemporary practitioners that engages with the … Continue reading

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Liminal Sites: materialising an everyday

   Percy Thomson Gallery, Miranda Place, Stratford until 11 October Viv Davy’s exhibition about the domestic everyday is an 18-month exploration of her home life, each day recorded through different diaries, shapes and form, including a fabric room constructed in … Continue reading

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Wearable Technologies & Smart Textiles Symposium – AK – 14/10/15

WEARABLE TECHNOLOGIES AND SMART TEXTILES SYMPOSIUM WED 14 OCTOBER 2015 AUT University’s Textile and Design Lab is hosting New Zealand’s first public symposium on Wearable Technologies and Smart Textiles, also referred to as e-Textiles. Keynote speakers are Dr Oscar Tomico … Continue reading

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Symposium countdown

Only a couple of weeks now until the 2015 symposium, and with the iD programme now out, be warned – there’s going to be lots to keep you busy. If you’ll be in Dunedin ahead of Friday 24 April, check … Continue reading

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March talks at Toitu, Dunedin

Sunday 22 March, 2pm:  Fashion Flashback: The Fifties Revisited Veteran fashion writer Cecilie Geary will read excerpts relating to the 1950s from her new book Being There: Memoirs of a Fashion and Beauty Writer 1956 – 2006. Cecilie will be … Continue reading

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Vintage Wedding Fair coming soon to Auckland!

VINTAGE WEDDING FAIR From the people that bring you the Vintage Textile Fair…….. Announcing the inaugural Vintage Wedding Fair. This will be held at Alexandra Park Raceway on Sunday, March 29 in Greenlane, Auckland. There will be a lovely cross-section of … Continue reading

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