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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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!
The next Fabric-A-brac Auckland will be held on Saturday 16 November, 2013 at the Freemans Bay Community Hall, 52 Hepburn Street from 9am – 12.30pm
Bookings are now open for tables. Once again, we will have the hall space and the smaller room out in the foyer area available but due to the demand and the number of people on our list, bookings will be taken on a first in, first served basis. The closing date for booking is Friday, 1 November 2013.
For more details (table prices, bookings etc) contact Grace – 021 709761
Hurry – Closes 13th October!!
Well worth the trip to LynnMall in Auckland’s New Lynn, is 50 Years of Fashion - a beautifully conceived ’pop-up’ exhibition of fashionable garments from the 1960s to the 2000s.
Curated by Lopdell House Gallery, the exhibition celebrates LynnMall’s 50 years of trading (f. 1963).
For more information, including a link to a downloadable .pdf of the catalogue (with essay by Doris de Pont), follow this link: http://www.lopdell.org.nz/index.cfm/whats-on/calendar/50-years-of-fashion-lynnmalls-golden-jubilee/
In September, Highwic joins with The Point Chevalier Monday Modern Quilt Group to show their quilts throughout the house.
This Pt Chevalier group is one of the more than 150 international guilds linked to the Los Angeles based ‘Modern Quilt Group’ founded in October in 2009.
According to the MQG website (http://www.themodernquiltguild.com): ‘Modern quilts are primarily functional and inspired by modern design. Modern quilters work in different styles and define modern quilting in different ways, but several characteristics often appear which may help identify a modern quilt. These include, but are not limited to: the use of bold colors and prints, high contrast and graphic areas of solid color, improvisational piecing, minimalism, expansive negative space, and alternate grid work. “Modern traditionalism” or the updating of classic quilt designs is also often seen in modern quilting.”
What: New Quilts for Old Beds
When: September 18-29, 10.30-4.30 (NB Highwic is closed Mondays and Tuesdays)
Where: Highwic (a New Zealand Historic Places Trust property), 40 Gillies Avenue, Auckland (entrance off Mortimer Pass)
Admission: $10 per adult; children and NZHPT members free
Hurry! Only a few places left!
What: Four-part course titled ‘Look at Me: The History and Why of Fashion’
Where: University of Auckland, Arts 1 Building No. 206, 14A Symonds St, Auckland
When: 4 evenings, Monday 9 September – 30 September, 6-8 pm
Presenter: Christina Cie
Cost: $125 incl GST
Staff of The University of Auckland $112.35 incl GST
University of Auckland Society Member $112.35 incl GST
Details: Are you interested in the changes in attire from the Iron Age to the Ironed Age? Drawing on historical references and current academic research, this course explores the history of fashion and the development of the fashion industry in terms of globalisation, feminism and other social influences.
FOR MORE INFORMATION & TO BOOK go to:
In case you missed it, the NZ Fashion Museum launched the new-look website at the end of July 2013. It includes more information on past, present and future exhibitions, and an interactive collection to which we can all contribute. Great fun to explore and much to look forward to. Nice work, Doris and team.
And a reminder that the Wellington leg of Home Sewn will be on at the Dowse Art Museum 10 August – 24 November, and the new exhibition, The Age of Aquarius: A 70s retrospective starts from 14 September – 13 October 2013 Ground Floor, Geyser Building, 100 Parnell Road, Auckland, with announcements of other venues to follow. Displayed alongside 1970s era furniture, the exhibition will feature over 60 pieces from a range of New Zealand labels, including menswear.
COMING SOON! The Auckland Vintage Textile Fair
Start saving up for this amazing annual event. Only genuine vintage fabrics, clothing, hats, linen, accessories, trims, buttons, lace, books & etc.
When: Sunday 8th September 2013 – 10am to 5 pm
Where: Alexandra Park Raceway, Cnr Greenlane & Manukau Roads, Epsom
Parking: Free onsite
Enquiries: Brian 021 433588 or 09 8201900