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New Zealand Fashion Design

Essential reading for anyone interested in fashion.

New Zealand Fashion Design

Angela Lassig with Peter Shand

Publication date: April 2010
NZ RRP (incl. GST): $120.00
Extent: 532 pages
Format: Hardback, 297mm x 232mm
Illustrations: 500+ full-colour illustrations including 100 plates
ISBN: 9781877385377

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New Zealand Fashion Design celebrates New Zealand’s top contemporary fashion designers, showcasing their work and encapsulating the developments that have brought New Zealand to the attention of the international fashion world over the past 30 years.

Featuring one-on-one interviews, this beautifully designed book provides real insights into each designer’s work methods, design philosophy, and inspiration. More than 500 high-quality photographs give a close-up look at the clothes themselves and behind the scenes.

Essential reading for anyone interested in fashion.

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Listen to the interview with Kim Hill.

Watch the review by NZ bookselling guru and former Real Groovy staffer Doris Mousdale.

'The Bookman says if you are interested in fashion, or just want a glorious coffee table book, then don't miss this one. It is a knockout!'
– Graham Beattie, Beattie's Book Blog, April 2010

Book launch

New Zealand Fashion Design was launched on 8 April 2010 in the lovely art deco Grand Tearoom at the Heritage Hotel, Auckland. Antonia Prebble (star of Outrageous Fortune) hosted the event which was attended by the designers featured in the book, numerous people from the New Zealand fashion world, media, and contributors.

Watch a video of the event from 1am magazine.

Competition winner

The lucky winner of the New Zealand Fashion Design book competition is Angela Roper from Auckland. Angela wins a Visa Prezzy card loaded with $2,000, a $2,000 voucher from the Karen Walker collection, an HP Vivienne Tam Special Edition Mini PCHewlett Packard laptop, and VIP tickets for two to New Zealand Fashion Week. Te Papa would like to thank the very generous support of Visa Entertainment, Karen Walker, HP, and New Zealand Fashion week.

About the author

Angela Lassig’s current research interests include fashion and textile history in 19th and 20th century New Zealand. As senior curator of history at Te Papa, where she worked for eight years, she curated a number of fashion exhibitions.

Author: Angela Lassig with Peter Shand
Publication date: April 2010
NZ RRP (incl. GST): $120.00
Extent: 532 pages
Format: Hardback, 297mm x 232mm
Illustrations: 500+ full-colour illustrations including 100 plates
ISBN: 9781877385377

Buy at Te Papa Store