New Zealand Fashion Week
26 August 2019 - 1 September 2019

Fashion In The City

 

FASHION IN THE CITY

In a new partnership with Auckland Council, fashion will be stepping-off the catwalk into the streets and venues around central Auckland during New Zealand Fashion Week and Fashion Weekend from Monday 26 August to Sunday 1 September. Enjoy free workshops, exhibitions and shows spanning from Aotea Square to Freyberg Place that showcase sustainability, diversity and creativity in fashion. Download the programme below or download the AKL City Tours app in Google Play or the App Store.

Central City Library

Swap it Like It’s Hot 3.0   Saturday 31 August | 11AM - 3PM   No longer willing to settle for fast fashion that lasts one season and then sits in a landfill for 200 years? Get ready for the third installation of Swap it Like it’s Hot presented in association with the University of Auckland Art History Society and Mercy Hospice. To take part, drop off up to 10 clean items on Sunday 25th or Tuesday 27th Aug at the Central City Library in exchange for your tokens.

Swap it Like It’s Hot 3.0
Saturday 31 August | 11AM - 3PM

No longer willing to settle for fast fashion that lasts one season and then sits in a landfill for 200 years? Get ready for the third installation of Swap it Like it’s Hot presented in association with the University of Auckland Art History Society and Mercy Hospice. To take part, drop off up to 10 clean items on Sunday 25th or Tuesday 27th Aug at the Central City Library in exchange for your tokens.

Block Printing with the Migrant Zine Collective    Sunday 1 September | 11AM - 3PM   Take part in a printmaking workshop hosted by Helen Yeung, founder of the Migrant Zine Collective. Learn how to print a pattern inspired by fabric designs and overlay with your own personal message. These will be used to create a zine based on the themes of sustainability and identity that will become part of the Central City Library collection.

Block Printing with the Migrant Zine Collective
Sunday 1 September | 11AM - 3PM

Take part in a printmaking workshop hosted by Helen Yeung, founder of the Migrant Zine Collective. Learn how to print a pattern inspired by fabric designs and overlay with your own personal message. These will be used to create a zine based on the themes of sustainability and identity that will become part of the Central City Library collection.

Sewing Workshop: Make, Do, Mend with Gracie Matthews   Monday 26 August – Friday 30 August | 10AM - 2PM Monday 26 August & Wednesday 28 August | 4PM - 8PM   The Make, Do, Mend program is a series of sewing, upcycling and repurposing workshops led by Gracie Matthews based on “Mottaini” - a Japanese concept striving to minimise wastefulness in both thought and action.

Sewing Workshop: Make, Do, Mend with Gracie Matthews
Monday 26 August – Friday 30 August | 10AM - 2PM
Monday 26 August & Wednesday 28 August | 4PM - 8PM

The Make, Do, Mend program is a series of sewing, upcycling and repurposing workshops led by Gracie Matthews based on “Mottaini” - a Japanese concept striving to minimise wastefulness in both thought and action.

3D Printing: Aritaua Fashion Accessories   Monday 26 August – Friday 30 August | 10AM - 11AM & 2PM – 3PM Tuesday 27 August & Friday 30 August | 5.30PM – 6.30PM Bookings essential.    Get a hands-on lesson in 3D printer use at the Makerspace and watch your new piece of jewellery, designed by ARITAUA, magically appear before your eyes. Custom designs have been created by fashion label ARITAUA, connected to their “Modern Navigators collection” for exclusive use during NZ Fashion Week.

3D Printing: Aritaua Fashion Accessories
Monday 26 August – Friday 30 August | 10AM - 11AM & 2PM – 3PM
Tuesday 27 August & Friday 30 August | 5.30PM – 6.30PM
Bookings essential.

Get a hands-on lesson in 3D printer use at the Makerspace and watch your new piece of jewellery, designed by ARITAUA, magically appear before your eyes. Custom designs have been created by fashion label ARITAUA, connected to their “Modern Navigators collection” for exclusive use during NZ Fashion Week.

Make/ Haste: Speed-dating Sustainable Fashion Leaders  Tuesday 27 August | 6PM – 7PM  Calling all budding sustainable fashionistas! Come along to an evening speed-dating session with fashion industry experts hosted by Ethically Kate, and enjoy a series of one-on-one 3 minute deep and meaningfuls about sustainability, secondhand fashion and small business in the big little world of New Zealand fashion.

Make/ Haste: Speed-dating Sustainable Fashion Leaders
Tuesday 27 August | 6PM – 7PM

Calling all budding sustainable fashionistas! Come along to an evening speed-dating session with fashion industry experts hosted by Ethically Kate, and enjoy a series of one-on-one 3 minute deep and meaningfuls about sustainability, secondhand fashion and small business in the big little world of New Zealand fashion.

A Very Fashionable Talk    Friday 30 August | 12PM – 1PM   Dig out your finest vintage threads and head over to the Central City Library for a very fashionable talk with Marguerite Hill and Wayne Siu. They will be exploring the history of serving looks in New Zealand, and why dead people’s clothing should be your new wardrobe staple!

A Very Fashionable Talk
Friday 30 August | 12PM – 1PM

Dig out your finest vintage threads and head over to the Central City Library for a very fashionable talk with Marguerite Hill and Wayne Siu. They will be exploring the history of serving looks in New Zealand, and why dead people’s clothing should be your new wardrobe staple!

Future of Fashion: Sustainable Design Exhibition   Monday 26 August – Friday 30 August | 9AM - 8PM Saturday 31 August – Sunday 1 September | 10AM - 5PM    In a unique partnership between NZFW, Auckland Council and the Central City Library Tāmaki Pātaka Kōrero, the sustainable conversation will live well beyond Aotea Square with an exciting photo and fashion display exhibition titled ‘Future Fashion’ which features key designers from the Sustainability Show and spotlights a new way forward in conscious fashion production.

Future of Fashion: Sustainable Design Exhibition
Monday 26 August – Friday 30 August | 9AM - 8PM
Saturday 31 August – Sunday 1 September | 10AM - 5PM

In a unique partnership between NZFW, Auckland Council and the Central City Library Tāmaki Pātaka Kōrero, the sustainable conversation will live well beyond Aotea Square with an exciting photo and fashion display exhibition titled ‘Future Fashion’ which features key designers from the Sustainability Show and spotlights a new way forward in conscious fashion production.

Miniature Fashio­­n: Sew Your Own with Re-Creators   Sunday 1 September | 11AM – 3PM   Join upcycling masters and educators The Re-Creators for a truly special and 100% free activity, handcrafting and designing miniature clothing and figurines! This workshop will provide all of the tools and re-purposed materials you need, sewing tips and tricks and hands-on guidance.  The Re-Creators mission is to move consumers away from new and mass-produced items, toward upcycled goods, by helping them develop the skills they need to make their own. Suitable for ages 5+.

Miniature Fashio­­n: Sew Your Own with Re-Creators
Sunday 1 September | 11AM – 3PM

Join upcycling masters and educators The Re-Creators for a truly special and 100% free activity, handcrafting and designing miniature clothing and figurines! This workshop will provide all of the tools and re-purposed materials you need, sewing tips and tricks and hands-on guidance.

The Re-Creators mission is to move consumers away from new and mass-produced items, toward upcycled goods, by helping them develop the skills they need to make their own. Suitable for ages 5+.

 

Ellen Melville Centre

AHO Boutique   Tuesday 27 August – Sunday 1 September | 10AM – 5PM   Head along to Ellen Melville Centre to peruse a full range of ready-to-wear clothing and couture from Jeanine Clarkin and TAWHIAO, alongside Taonga, accessories, Māori healing balms and art by wide range of local artisans and sustainable designers, that will be available for purchase or commission during NZ Fashion Week.

AHO Boutique
Tuesday 27 August – Sunday 1 September | 10AM – 5PM

Head along to Ellen Melville Centre to peruse a full range of ready-to-wear clothing and couture from Jeanine Clarkin and TAWHIAO, alongside Taonga, accessories, Māori healing balms and art by wide range of local artisans and sustainable designers, that will be available for purchase or commission during NZ Fashion Week.

AKO ZONE: Sustainability with Jeanine Clarkin   Friday 30 August | 12PM – 3PM   Clarkin’s interest in sustainability stems from the consideration of the NZ woollen blanket as both a symbol of colonization and currency. As introduced in its broadest sense Clarkin feels this symbol shows how Māori have had the capacity to endure and maintain a process of Kaitiakitanga (environmental guardianship) over time.

AKO ZONE: Sustainability with Jeanine Clarkin
Friday 30 August | 12PM – 3PM

Clarkin’s interest in sustainability stems from the consideration of the NZ woollen blanket as both a symbol of colonization and currency. As introduced in its broadest sense Clarkin feels this symbol shows how Māori have had the capacity to endure and maintain a process of Kaitiakitanga (environmental guardianship) over time.

AKO ZONE: Upcycling with Aroha Langley   Tuesday 27 August | 2PM – 5PM   Aroha Langley is an emerging designer who maintains a strong focus on circular progression and sustainability. Her garments are crafted using both recycled fabrics and eco-conscious fibres and where possible, zero-waste pattern making and construction techniques. Designs are an eclectic fusion of contrasting textures, deconstructed silhouettes and traditional cultural elements.

AKO ZONE: Upcycling with Aroha Langley
Tuesday 27 August | 2PM – 5PM

Aroha Langley is an emerging designer who maintains a strong focus on circular progression and sustainability. Her garments are crafted using both recycled fabrics and eco-conscious fibres and where possible, zero-waste pattern making and construction techniques. Designs are an eclectic fusion of contrasting textures, deconstructed silhouettes and traditional cultural elements.

AKO ZONE: Weaving with Joy Wikitera   Wednesday 28 August | 10AM – 1PM   Weaver in residence for the day, Joy Wikitera will take people through the basics of collecting, harvesting, preparing and processing Harakeke and discussing its many uses by Māori, and will finish with a demonstration and workshop on making a small kete or Harakeke kono (container).

AKO ZONE: Weaving with Joy Wikitera
Wednesday 28 August | 10AM – 1PM

Weaver in residence for the day, Joy Wikitera will take people through the basics of collecting, harvesting, preparing and processing Harakeke and discussing its many uses by Māori, and will finish with a demonstration and workshop on making a small kete or Harakeke kono (container).

AKO ZONE: Nail Art with Ariaaariki   Wednesday 28 August | 1PM – 4PM   Enjoy a demonstration by nail professional and pioneer Terangi Roimata Toimaikuku featuring nail wrap (sticker) application and korero on nail maintenance and care.

AKO ZONE: Nail Art with Ariaaariki
Wednesday 28 August | 1PM – 4PM

Enjoy a demonstration by nail professional and pioneer Terangi Roimata Toimaikuku featuring nail wrap (sticker) application and korero on nail maintenance and care.

Aho Runway Show: Jeanine Clarkin and Tāwhiao  Thursday 29 August | 2.45PM – 3.30PM  Jeanine Clarkin Design and Shona Tāwhiao join to showcase their new collections as part of the official NZFW off-site program 2019. Tāwhiao and Clarkin are two of the most prolific Māori artists pioneering handwoven couture and hand-made bespoke designs. The public will get a chance to see the show as models transform Freyberg Place into a live fashion catwalk space.

Aho Runway Show: Jeanine Clarkin and Tāwhiao
Thursday 29 August | 2.45PM – 3.30PM

Jeanine Clarkin Design and Shona Tāwhiao join to showcase their new collections as part of the official NZFW off-site program 2019. Tāwhiao and Clarkin are two of the most prolific Māori artists pioneering handwoven couture and hand-made bespoke designs. The public will get a chance to see the show as models transform Freyberg Place into a live fashion catwalk space.

Fashion Archives

Fashion Archives: Lightbox Exhibition  Freyberg Place & Bledisloe Lane  Monday 19 August – Monday 2 September | 24/7   Admire New Zealand’s fashionable past at Fashion Archives - an outdoor exhibition of archival NZ Fashion Week imagery displayed in Freyberg Place and Bledisloe Lane on stunning illuminated lightboxes.

Fashion Archives: Lightbox Exhibition
Freyberg Place & Bledisloe Lane
Monday 19 August – Monday 2 September | 24/7

Admire New Zealand’s fashionable past at Fashion Archives - an outdoor exhibition of archival NZ Fashion Week imagery displayed in Freyberg Place and Bledisloe Lane on stunning illuminated lightboxes.

Fashion Archives: Q Theatre Exhibition   Monday 26 August – Friday 30 August | 8AM - LATE Saturday 31 August - Sunday 1 September | TIMES VARY   The walls of Q Theatre will play host to a fashion photography exhibition featuring retrospective images from New Zealand Fashion Week shows of the past. Photographs include glamorous shots from the catwalk and never before seen behind-the-scenes glimpses into the theatrical world of fashion.

Fashion Archives: Q Theatre Exhibition
Monday 26 August – Friday 30 August | 8AM - LATE
Saturday 31 August - Sunday 1 September | TIMES VARY

The walls of Q Theatre will play host to a fashion photography exhibition featuring retrospective images from New Zealand Fashion Week shows of the past. Photographs include glamorous shots from the catwalk and never before seen behind-the-scenes glimpses into the theatrical world of fashion.

Fashion Archives: St James Theatre Wall Screening   Monday 26 August – Sunday 1 September | 6PM – 10PM   The St James Theatre projections will feature archive footage from the NZ Fashion Museum, the Auckland Libraries Heritage Collection, the Zambesi archive and New Zealand Fashion Week archives. Dress warmly, get comfortable and enjoy some outdoor cinema that will inspire you and enrich your understanding of New Zealand Fashion history.

Fashion Archives: St James Theatre Wall Screening
Monday 26 August – Sunday 1 September | 6PM – 10PM

The St James Theatre projections will feature archive footage from the NZ Fashion Museum, the Auckland Libraries Heritage Collection, the Zambesi archive and New Zealand Fashion Week archives. Dress warmly, get comfortable and enjoy some outdoor cinema that will inspire you and enrich your understanding of New Zealand Fashion history.

On-Street Activities

Walk the Walk: A History of Fashion in the City  Various locations in central Auckland  Wednesday 28 August | 10AM – 11AM & 12PM – 1PM Friday 30 August | 11AM – 12PM & 1PM – 2PM Saturday 31 August | 1.30PM – 2.30PM & 3.30PM – 4.30PM   The NZ Fashion Museum will be taking guests on ‘Walk the Walk’ fashion tours during NZ Fashion Week. Led by a personal guide, the tour traverses more than 150 years of fashion history within half a kilometre of central Auckland and offers a glimpse into the lives and stories of the people who established and advanced the city’s fashion credentials.

Walk the Walk: A History of Fashion in the City
Various locations in central Auckland
Wednesday 28 August | 10AM – 11AM & 12PM – 1PM
Friday 30 August | 11AM – 12PM & 1PM – 2PM
Saturday 31 August | 1.30PM – 2.30PM & 3.30PM – 4.30PM

The NZ Fashion Museum will be taking guests on ‘Walk the Walk’ fashion tours during NZ Fashion Week. Led by a personal guide, the tour traverses more than 150 years of fashion history within half a kilometre of central Auckland and offers a glimpse into the lives and stories of the people who established and advanced the city’s fashion credentials.

Fashion Police & Street Style Photography    Tuesday 27 August | 2PM – 5PM  Britomart, Takutai Square & Queen Street (outside Farmers)  Thursday 29 August | 12PM – 3PM  O’Connell Street, High Street, & Vulcan Lane  Saturday 31 August | 10AM – 2PM  Central City Library & Auckland Art Gallery & Aotea Square   The Fashion Police will be wandering the fashion hubs of central Auckland keeping a lookout for good fashion behaviour. If well-dressed pedestrians catch their eye, they will be issuing tickets for NZ Fashion Weekend shows sponsored by NZ Fashion Week and Heart of the City. They will also be encouraging people to step in front of the camera and be captured by their street beat photographer.

Fashion Police & Street Style Photography

Tuesday 27 August | 2PM – 5PM
Britomart, Takutai Square & Queen Street (outside Farmers)
Thursday 29 August | 12PM – 3PM
O’Connell Street, High Street, & Vulcan Lane
Saturday 31 August | 10AM – 2PM
Central City Library & Auckland Art Gallery & Aotea Square

The Fashion Police will be wandering the fashion hubs of central Auckland keeping a lookout for good fashion behaviour. If well-dressed pedestrians catch their eye, they will be issuing tickets for NZ Fashion Weekend shows sponsored by NZ Fashion Week and Heart of the City. They will also be encouraging people to step in front of the camera and be captured by their street beat photographer.

 

Auckland Art Gallery

My ART My STYLE: Family Fashion Day   Saturday 31 August | 10.30AM – 3PM   Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki invites the next generation of fashion lovers and creators to explore renewable fashion with My ART My STYLE. During a day of free workshops and activities, children and families will explore the notion of lifelong, mindful fashion, as well as practicing self-confidence and creative wellbeing through fashion. Inspired by current interactive exhibition  Fa’ani and RoBro present DiscoVERY , activities will include hands-on garment making workshops and a fun fashion catwalk.

My ART My STYLE: Family Fashion Day
Saturday 31 August | 10.30AM – 3PM

Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki invites the next generation of fashion lovers and creators to explore renewable fashion with My ART My STYLE. During a day of free workshops and activities, children and families will explore the notion of lifelong, mindful fashion, as well as practicing self-confidence and creative wellbeing through fashion. Inspired by current interactive exhibition Fa’ani and RoBro present DiscoVERY, activities will include hands-on garment making workshops and a fun fashion catwalk.

Auckland Council has produced a programme of free-to-the-public fashion activations around the city centre during New Zealand Fashion Week 2019.  These activities will sit alongside the official NZ Fashion Week schedule and support the shared goal of enlivening Auckland’s city centre during this significant event that offers economic, social and cultural benefits both within and outside the fashion industry.  The Central City Library Tāmaki Pātaka Kōrero is offering sustainability programming. Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki is home to family-focussed activities and Ellen Melville Centre a Māori fashion hub with workshops and markets.  To align with Auckland Council’s Auckland Plan and City Centre Masterplan outcomes that support a walkable and pedestrian-friendly city centre; the New Zealand Fashion Museum will be running free guided fashion tours.

Auckland Council has produced a programme of free-to-the-public fashion activations around the city centre during New Zealand Fashion Week 2019.

These activities will sit alongside the official NZ Fashion Week schedule and support the shared goal of enlivening Auckland’s city centre during this significant event that offers economic, social and cultural benefits both within and outside the fashion industry.

The Central City Library Tāmaki Pātaka Kōrero is offering sustainability programming. Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki is home to family-focussed activities and Ellen Melville Centre a Māori fashion hub with workshops and markets.

To align with Auckland Council’s Auckland Plan and City Centre Masterplan outcomes that support a walkable and pedestrian-friendly city centre; the New Zealand Fashion Museum will be running free guided fashion tours.

 

With Thanks To:
ATEED, Auckland Live, Central City Library, Ellen Melville Centre, Auckland Art Gallery, Q Theatre, New Zealand Fashion Museum, University of Auckland Art History Society, Mercy Hospice and Heart of the City.