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Moana Currents: Dressing Aotearoa Now

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A Decorative Bias: Parisian Ties 1919-2019

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Adornment in Moana Currents

Bill Urale & The Overstayer Clothing Company

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Shed a tier dress

The romance and whimsy of a mu’umu’u dress is explored in this piece by Trelise Cooper, made with a tiered effect and ending with ruffles, featuring a simple necktie that draws together in a bow at the back of the dress. 

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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 past, making it relevant for the present and future.