Monthly Archives: January 2012

iD Fashion tickets and flight packages on AirNZ Grabaseat Getaways

Are you based in Christchurch, Wellington or Auckland and want to come to the iD Dunedin Fashion Week this year??

AirNZ Grabaseat Getaways is currently offering flight and ticket packages for the iD Dunedin Fashion Show on Friday 30 March.  Available for a limited time.  For more information see 

If you are after accommodation and ticket packages only these are still being offered by iD Fashion sponsors Brooker United Travel and Hotel St Clair.  For more information email

Tickets for key events during the iD Dunedin Fashion Week are now on sale at TicketDirect venues (including the Regent Theatre, Dunedin), Ph 0800 4 TICKET or see (a booking fee applies).

More iD news will be coming soon. 

The iD Fashion Team

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Te Papa lecture – The World of Charles Frederick Worth

In association with the exhibition Unveiled: 200 Years of Wedding Fashion from the V&A, London, Te Papa is presenting a series of lectures which expand upon themes within the exhibition. In the first lecture Maureen Montgomery from Canterbury University explores the World of Charles Frederick Worth – Pioneer of Haute Couture.

Clara Mathews' wedding dress by Charles Frederick Worth, 1879. Collection of V&A. Given by Mrs G.T. Morton.

One of the most spectacular gowns on display in Unveiled is a wedding dress made for the American Clara Mathews by the Paris couturier Charles Frederick Worth (left). 

In the latter half of the 19th century, a visit to Worth’s rooms at 7, Rue de la Paix had become compulsory for wealthy Americans visiting Europe. His gowns spoke of style, taste, and money at a time when display and appearances were everything. 

Guest lecturer Maureen Montgomery invites you to glimpse Worth’s world through the eyes of his high-society American devotees. Come along to find out why these women were his best customers – ‘better than queens’. 

Maureen Montgomery is an associate professor in the School of Humanities at the University of Canterbury. She is author of two books on women in US high society in the late 19th and early 20th centuries: Gilded Prostitution: Status, Money and Transatlantic Marriages 1870-1920 and Displaying Women: Spectacles of Leisure in Edith Wharton’s New York

Sunday 12 February, 2012, 2-3pm Soundings Theatre, FREE entry

Other lectures include:

18 March: Modern Bride – Vinka Lukas’s Wedding Empire with Lucy Hammonds

 15 April: War Brides’ Weddings – When Clothing Coupons Dictated Fashion with Dr Gabrielle Fortune

Research Journal of Textile and Apparel – new issue

Dear Colleagues,

 I am writing to let you know our new issue of Research Journal of Textile and Apparel (RJTA).

 Table of Content (Vol. 15, No. 4, Nov 2011)

Paper list

 Formaldehyde-Free Chemical and Enzymatic Crosslinking of Plant Proteins

Ying Li and Yiqi Yang


Customised Pressure Garment Development by Using 3D Scanned Body Image

Mohamed Najib Bin Salleh, Memis Acar and Neil D. Burns


Dyeing of Polyester Fabrics with Indigo

Gulzar Ahmad Baig


Unconventional Natural Dyeing Using Microwave Heating with Cochineal as Natural Dyes

N.S. Elshemy


Study of Bamboo and Cotton Blended Baby Diapers

O.L.Shanmugasundaram and R.V.Mahendra Gowda


Surface Roughness Evaluation of Weft Knitted Fabric by Using a Textile Surface Tester

Najeh Maâtoug, Mehdi Sahnoun and Faouzi Sakli


The Effects of Underwater Shock Wave Loading on the Physico –Mechanical Properties of Jute Fiber

G. M. Shafiur Rahman and Shigeru Itoh


Cationized Wool for Improving the Dyeability and Antimicrobial Activity

E.M. El-khatib and N. F. Ali


Static and Dynamic Tensile Behaviour of Spun Yarns: A Critical Review

B.R. Das, S.M. Ishtiaque and R.S. Rengasamy


Anchoring of Monochlorotriazinyl-β-cyclodextrin onto Cotton Fabrics and Use of its Inclusion Ability to Impart Durable Antimicrobial Activity

Essam S. Abdel-Halim, Moustafa M.G. Fouda, Sanaa M. El-Sawy,Ibrahim A. Hamdy and Fikry A. Abdel-Mohdy


Effect of Acids and Metal Salt Pretreatments on Acrylic Dyeability

L.K. El Gabry, A. Bendak, M.B. El Hossamy and M.S. Abo Hamr


A Historical Review of Environmental Factors and Business Strategies for U.S. Apparel Manufacturing Industry 1973-2005

Hyejune Park and Doris H. Kincade


RJTA is published by Hong Kong Institution of Textile and Apparel. Papers on broad areas of topics pertinent to the soft materials and goods will be published in the Journal, including:


– Polymeric and fibrous materials

– Fiber, yarn, textile, and clothing technologies

– Management, marketing and retailing of the textile and clothing

– Design of textile and Fashion

For more information and instructions for authors, please visit the website Manuscripts can be submitted through our web service

RJTA is indexed in Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) and Textile Technology Index (EBSCO) and is now recommending for Engineering Index (EI) and Science Citation Index (SCI) coverage.

If you have any questions about the journal, please do not hesitate to contact me.

With best wishes,

Prof. Jin-lian HU


On behalf of Editorial Board

Research Journal of Textile and Apparel (

c/o Institute of Textiles and Clothing

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong

Tel: (852) 2766-6437

Fax: (852) 2773-1432


Obituary – Diana Parkes

Diana Parkes

Diana Parkes, a member of the Costume & Textile Association, passed away on 8 October 2011.

In August 2011 Diana was awarded the New Zealand Order of Merit for her services to textile arts.

The Association of the Embroideriers’ Guild have posted a lovely tribute to Diana.

Context is in the post!

To all our members a Happy New Year!

While we had hoped that you would all have a copy of the latest Context before Christmas, Context will be  New Year’s rather than Christmas present. It should be with you within the next fortnight. The latest issue features essays on rag rugs, lace, Antarctic footwear, zero waste fashion along with more news and reviews. Thank you again to all of our contributors.

We will be calling for contributions to the next issue soon.


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