Monday, April 12, 2010

New Zealand Fashion Design

Fab new book - New Zealand Fashion Design by Senior Curator @ Te Papa, Angela Lassig, is available from Te Papa.

"It is a history and a snapshot of 2010 … It has the value of capturing 2010," says Lassig. "Its approach is that of a fashion historian. I looked at a tremendous amount of material on 20th Century fashion, and brought observations that I formed and feel very strongly about. As you read, you get a feeling of the time and the relationship [between] designers. I referred to other designers in the essays, so we get an idea that they did not work in a bubble."

This gorgeous book includes 25 exclusive profiles of New Zealand's top fashion designers & over 500 full-colour illustrations! Some if my faves included are Cybele, Kate Sylvester, Lonely Hearts, NOM*D, Workshop, Helen Cherry, World & Zambesi. Fabbo!

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