On Now & Upcoming Exhibitions

Opens in Hawke's Bay 27 Nov 2021

Moana Currents: Dressing Aotearoa Now

Virtual exhibition

Running the Show: Entrepreneurial women in fashion

Recent Stories

Macjays Clothing Company

Lela Jacobs

Locating the Dunedin Fashion Identity

The 1970s Fashion Revolution

Garment of the week

The traditional tivaevae receives a glamorous makeover in this floor length gown by Cook island designer Sheena Taivairanga for her graduate show at Whitecliffe College of Arts and Design in 2015. Taking six months to complete, the collaborative effort between Sheena and her mother captures the communal aspect of this embroidery work.

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.