A Darker Eden: Fashion from Dunedin

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Jane Malthus writes in A Darker Eden: “Some cities are just considered darker than others. Dunedin has that reputation, deserved or not.” Like all cities, the history, culture and climate has influenced those working and studying in Dunedin. This book was written to accompany the 2015 exhibition, which celebrates Dunedin’s fashion creativity and distinct style. It includes essays by Doris de Pont and Jane Malthus and a series of profiles of internationally respected Dunedin designers and fashion graduates from Otago Polytechnic.

The New Zealand Fashion Museum is for anyone with a love of fashion, heritage, innovation and creativity. With no fixed abode other than this online address, it is a museum dedicated to the curation of New Zealand’s rich fashion past, making it relevant for the present and future. Established in 2010 as a Charitable Trust, it records and shares the stories of the people, objects and photographs that have contributed to the development of New Zealand's unique fashion identity, making them visible and accessible to a broad audience through pop-up exhibitions, publications and our online museum. The Fashion Museum undertakes its own research and also draws together the collective knowledge held in our public institutions and by many individuals all around the country who are invited to contribute. Read more


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