On Now & Upcoming Exhibitions

On now

A Decorative Bias: Parisian Ties 1919-2019

Virtual exhibition

Remember the 80s: On the edge, over the top

Recent Stories

Diane Cooper

Tie-ing the Knot: The Neckwear Evolution

Fanny Buss

The Little Black Dress

Garment of the week

Block-printed silk dress

This silk dress, by Christchurch designer Fanny Buss, belonged to Whetu Tirikatene-Sullivan, New Zealand’s first Māori woman cabinet minister. Whetu worked with artists and designers such as Fanny Buss to create unique fabrics printed or woven with Māori motifs.

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 past, making it relevant for the present and future.