On Now & Upcoming Exhibitions

Opens in Hawke's Bay in November 2021

Moana Currents: Dressing Aotearoa Now

Virtual exhibition

Running the Show: Entrepreneurial women in fashion

Recent Stories

Mary Garden

Steve Hall

Entrepreneurial women in New Zealand fashion

A Prevalence of White

Garment of the week

Butterfly print going away dress

Cerys Dallaway-Davidson created this dress using the Cybèle pattern from the book, Home Sewn: With patterns from 10 leading New Zealand designers. She wore it as her going away outfit in 2012. The fabric was a gift from a friend who bought it in Spain.

We’re not your typical museum.

With no fixed abode other than this website, the New Zealand Fashion Museum is for anyone with a love of fashion, heritage, innovation and creativity. It is a museum dedicated to the curation of New Zealand’s rich fashion story, making what we wear an essential part of the cultural conversation in the present and for the future.