Garment of the week
Feeonaa Wall interpreted June Black’s 'Costume to offset the acid thought of doubt' for the Intellectual Fashion Show 2016. "The universal theme of doubt was the initial attraction. Something I feel we all need less of in our lives. To offset and disarm it needed something to come from deep within, its inspirational root taking hold in my Mother’s land." The piece is also a homage to the Pacific Sisters of which she is a member. Known for their pioneering 'fashion activism' this evolving collective of New Zealand urban Pacific fashion designers, artists, performers and musicians established in the early 1990s, remain a formative and enduring haven of influence and like-mindedness.
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.