Unveiled lecture: Vinka Brides 18 March at Te Papa

Modern Bride – Vinka Lucas’ Wedding Empire

Designer Vinka Lucas.

Join design curator and fashion historian Lucy Hammonds for a talk exploring the extravagant world of Vinka Brides on Sunday 18 March 2012, 11am–12 noon. The lecutre will take place in Soundings Theatre, Te Papa, Wellington. Entry is free.

Croatian-born designer Vinka Lucas opened the doors of her first Hamilton boutique in the 1960s. In the years that followed, Vinka and her husband David Lucas built their boutique into a wedding empire to meet the needs of the Kiwi bride.

Lucy’s lecture is presented in conjunction with the exhibition Unveiled: 200 Years of Wedding Fashion from the V&A, London which is on display at Te Papa until 22 April.

Lucy Hammonds is Curator of Design Collections at Hawke’s Bay Museum and Art Gallery. She has a special interest in New Zealand fashion design, and is co-author of The Dress Circle: New Zealand fashion design since 1940.

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