Category Archives: New Zealand

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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CTANZ Symposium 2017 is only a month away!

THERE’S NO TIME LIKE NOW TO REGISTER for HIGHLIGHTS! Three Keynote Speakers! Doris de Pont needs no introduction to CTANZ members: the founder of the New Zealand Fashion Museum will talk about how her ongoing exploration of the ways clothing … 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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New Magazine for Textile Lovers

“Connecting makers, collectors & lovers of textile craft arts” For those of you who missed it, in September last year, a brand spanking new textile magazine – Fabricate – was launched.  And the 2nd issue (Summer 2016) isn’t long published. A celebration of … Continue reading

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Call for papers: Metamorphosis, March 2017, Dunedin

Otago Polytechnic and iD 2017 are calling for papers for a fashion symposium on Friday 24 March 2017 in Dunedin, hosted by the School of Design, Otago Polytechnic, in conjunction with iD Dunedin Fashion Week. The traditional fashion system has … Continue reading

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Forthcoming! A beautiful new NZ-based online journal devoted to WOOL

The Wool Lover is soon-to-be-launched digital journal featuring fresh and contemporary stories across culture, fashion, film, design and so on, all with wool at their heart. ‘A VISUAL, LITERARY AND CULTURAL STUDY DEVOTED TO A CELEBRATION OF THE WONDER FIBRE … Continue reading

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Fashion for intellectuals

Gus Fisher Gallery, Auckland   8 October – 5 November 2016 Saturdays 12-4pm, Tuesday to Friday 10am-5pm, free entry The latest exhibition from the New Zealand Fashion Museum revisits, with Blikfang Gallery, a 1959 exhibition by artist June Black that … 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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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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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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