On Now & Upcoming Exhibitions

Open now

Moana Currents: Dressing Aotearoa Now

Virtual exhibition

Running the Show: Entrepreneurial women in fashion

Recent Stories

Entrepreneurial women in New Zealand fashion

A Prevalence of White

White Lingerie

Bridal White

Garment of the week

Leai se Fefe: Without a Doubt

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.