Youthquake 2014

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Introducing 12 now generation designers, each with a strong vision of a personal identity that leads them to make the clothes that they want to wear. This compilation of designer profiles and images, written by Arielle Walker to accompany the exhibition, Elle and the Youthquake, ask us to consider if this generation can shake the foundations of the global fast fashion system and once again change the face of fashion?

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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