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Frances Silk Scarf Dress

Kate Sylvester's inspiration for the collection this dress featured in came through a chance encounter in 2018 with Frances Hodgkins' textile designs in Te Papa Tongarewa's collections. These designs informed not only the reimagined prints which feature heavily, but also serve as an answer to the prompt ‘What would Frances wear now?’.

 

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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 story, making what we wear an essential part of the cultural conversation in the present and for the future.