Mea culpa! I posted the incorrect date in my last posting regarding the Symposium.
Abstracts are due on the 15th March. We’re aiming to inform you of the results by the 31st March.
Please email me (email@example.com) if you’re having trouble meeting the deadline and we’ll see what we can do.
Have a good day,
Angela – President CTANZ
It’s tine to practice your air kissing, with fashion events coming up in Auckland, Dunedin and Wellington over the next six weeks.
Kicking off is Auckland’s new 10 Days of Fashion in the City event running 28 Feb – 9 March. There’s a run of fashion films (The September Issue, Bill Cunningham NYC, Valentino: the Last Emperor and The Royal Tenenbaums ), a new NZ Fashion Museum popup featuring highlights of their first themed exhibitions, special displays at the Central City Library, talks about famous clothing in art, a children’s event (get them young, that’s right), and an array of launches, markets and the like.
At then end of March, it’s iDXV (30 March – 6 April). Yes, Dunedin has been doing this for a decade and a half now. Business as usual: Emerging Designers on Thursday night, then two nights of the show proper at the previously longest catwalk in New Zealand/southern hemisphere/world (depending on which year you’re reading about). Alongside: screenings of NHNZ’s new series LA Frock Stars, Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel, and Yves Saint Laurent 5 avenue Marceau 75116 Paris at the Dunedin Public Art Gallery; exhbitions and talks at Toitu and Otago Museum, Tanya Carlsson on wedding dresses, Francis Hooper on World, a panel discussion on shoes, launches, popups, shows, teas, cocktails. Oh, and the international guest designer is Martin Grant.
So far, there’s a solid tranche of shows and exhibitions for Wellington Fashion Week (9-13 April), but more events to be confirmed. If you’re in one of these places, bookmark the links. If you’re somewhere else, is it holiday time yet?
The long established and much loved Auckland Vintage Textile Fair will be held again this year (at the usual venue – Alexandra Park Raceway, Greenlane, Auckland) – but will be held slightly earlier on:
Sunday August 31 2014
Don’t worry, we’ll post a reminder closer to the time!
Just a reminder to check if you’ve paid your 2014 CTANZ membership.
The fees remain unchanged at a very reasonable $50 for waged and $35 for unwaged members.
Remember that membership of the Association provides you with a good discount on the Symposium registration price!
If you’d like to pay by cheque, please make it out to CTANZ and post it together with all your details to: Kim Smith, c/- 83 Rose Road, Grey Lynn, Auckland 1021
You can also pay by direct credit but if you do this, please be sure to email Kim and let her know that you’ve done this. Our bank account number is: 02-0100-0345145-00 & Kim’s email address is: firstname.lastname@example.org
Remember to include your: Name, Address, City, Postcode, Country (if not NZ), Phone (A/H), Mobile and Email. We’d also be interested to know a little about your interests with regards to CTANZ
We’d be delighted to hear from past, present and new members – All of you are welcome!!
The NZ summer is traditionally a time when the television networks conspire to have us turning off the box by showing, with a few exceptions, lots of repeats of programmes we never really cared about the first time. You’d think it were deliberate. So many of us ignore the box over the break, which could mean missing out on a new offering this year about dresses. Specifically, wedding dresses. Meet the Frockers is running on TV1(so can be watched online for those of you who gave up on normal tv over the course of last year) at 8pm on Wednesdays.
Yes, it’s reality tv, based around big dresses for the big day, with brides who know what they want, but thankfully it’s not – so far – a local version of Bridezillas. That was trainwreck viewing, but this is both kinder and sterner stuff. Primarily about the frocks: the first episode centred on the somewhat nerve-wracking task of remodelling an expensive strapless gown to give it shoulder coverage, and letting out the sides of another, model-tiny, gown, to allow an only-slightly-less-tiny bride to breathe on the dancefloor. Technical conversations about the deconstruction and reconstruction of metres and metres of gorgeous fabrics make it serious business, but it’s not overly taxing and it looks like it’s all going to be positive outcomes, so a warm and fuzzy diversion so far.