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

Nalla Fashions Limited

Macjays Clothing Company

Lela Jacobs

Locating the Dunedin Fashion Identity

Garment of the week

Drop Waist Miss Deb Dress

Princess Diana led the adoption of the ‘Sloane Ranger look’ and, in the early 1980s, frequently wore the romantic, demure designs by British label Bellville Sassoon. Consequently the look was very influential in New Zealand – this Miss Deb dress is a good example of that fashion trend.

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.