Author(s): Angela Lassig
New Zealand Fashion Design celebrates New Zealand's top contemporary fashion designers, showcasing their work and encapsulating the developments in this fast-moving creative field over the past thirty years. New Zealand's designers are as diverse as their creations, and together they have brought New Zealand fashion to the attention of the international fashion world. 25 individual designers are profiled in the book, from veterans like Marilyn Sainty and Zambesi's Elizabeth Findlay to commercial success stories like Trelise Cooper. Based on one-on-one interviews with Te Papa's fashion curator, these profiles are also generously illustrated with literally hundreds of catwalk and editorial photographs and material from each designers' own archives and collections, plus a generous sample of the garments they have designed over the years. This way, New Zealand Fashion Design gives readers an up-close look at the clothes themselves and - behind the scenes - provides real insights into each designer's work methods, design philosophy and inspiration.
<p>Angela Lassig is Senior Curator, History at the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, where she specialises in fashion and textiles. She has curated numerous fashion exhibitions and contributed to a number of books including an essay on 20th century New Zealand fashion for the forthcoming Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress & Fashion. Peter Shand, PhD, is Head of Department at the Manukau Institute of Technology and Senior Lecturer at the University of Auckland. He curated the exhibitions "We fought fashion - and lost!" WORLD 1989-2005 (2004) and Zambesi: Edge of Darkness (2005), both at the Auckland War Memorial Museum.</p>
<p>Adrian Hailwood -- Alexandra Owen -- Beth Ellery -- Camille Howie -- Cybele Wiren -- Deborah Sweeney -- Doris de Pont -- Zambesi -- WORLD -- Workshop/Helen Cherry -- Jimmy D -- Juliette Hogan -- Karen Walker -- Kate Sylvester -- Stitch Ministry -- Liz Mitchell -- Lonely Hearts -- Nom*D -- Marilyn Sainty -- Crane Brothers -- Sharon Ng -- Sakaguchi -- Tanya Carlson -- Sabatini -- Trelise Cooper.</p>