Douglas Lloyd Jenkins, Claire Regnault and Lucy Hammonds have spent over three years tracking down our overlooked and in some cases entirely forgotten fashion pioneers and heroes. The stories they tell of dedication, passion, of triumph and of disaster are part of our rich history.
Finalist in the 2011 New Zealand Post Book Awards - Illustrated Non-fiction category
Douglas Lloyd Jenkins is the director of the Hawke's Bay Museum and Art Gallery and one of New Zealand's best known commentators and writers on our design history, ranging from architecture to ceramics. His landmark book At Home was the Montana Book Awards Non-Fiction winner in 2004. Claire Regnault, a fashion and textiles expert, has recently left the Dowse Art Museum in Lower Hutt, where she was an innovative senior curator, for a senior position at Te Papa. Lucy Hammonds is a curator at the Hawke's Bay Museum and Art Gallery with expertise in fashion and textiles.