1 - 9 March, open daily (except Mon and Tues) from noon to 6 pm

An exhibition of garments and dynamic visual imagery introducing four unique fashion heritage stories curated by the New Zealand Fashion Museum, ‘HELLO, we are the New Zealand Fashion Museum’ takes place over four themed spaces. Each mini exhibition of garments canvases different aspects of our fashion heritage, exploring what our wardrobes reveal about ourselves.

The Black in Fashion garments have been chosen to illustrate our relationship to wearing black and how that colour has come to define our New Zealand identity. Looking Terrific covers 50 years of high fashion style according to El Jay, while Home Sewn demonstrates the wealth of creativity that can be found in the domestic arena. Seventies styles, so evident in this season fashion, are brought sharply into focus by revisiting the originals in the Age of Aquarius.  

Each mini exhibitions of garments is animated by a lively visual presentation devised by Dandy&Co using advanced digital mapping technology.

A pop-up photography studio will be available on both weekends and visitors are invited to bring along pieces from their own collection so they can be professionally photographed and added to the online museum collection.

Hello offers fans the chance to revisit a favourite exhibition while introducing the NZ Fashion Museum to those who have not visited before.

The New Zealand Fashion Museum was established in 2010 and is dedicated to making understanding our own fashion history enjoyable, relevant and accessible. While offering a programme of in-depth exhibitions, it is the online museum that is the cornerstone of the NZ Fashion Museum. It brings together the scattered national collection of fashion objects which are held in public collections and in private homes and it invites museum visitors to contribute their own experiences and knowledge to this public collection. 

Flat fee of $7 per day on weekends at Fanshawe Street carpark. Find out more.

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Last updated: 11 June 2019