New Zealand fashion

This guide aims to help you find information on New Zealand fashion and designers – in books, magazines, and online.

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Explore our fashion resources

Search the catalogue for books on New Zealand design and designers:

Heritage photographs and illustrations
Costume and fashion images from the Christchurch City Libraries collection.
Scenes from the grand mannequin parade of autumn fashions, Farmers showrooms, Christchurch [1926?], CCL PhotoCD 14 IMG0079
Scenes from the grand mannequin parade of autumn fashions, Farmers showrooms, Christchurch [1926?], CCL PhotoCD 14 IMG0079
Fashion
Resources for the dedicated follower of fashion – books, magazines and web sites on the elements of style.
Wearable arts, costume & fashion design
Our page on wearable arts helps you find information about designing and making clothes, costumes and wearable arts.

Blog posts

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Fashion and beauty
The New Zealand Herald fashion section includes local and international news, and interviews with fashion identities.
Fashion and design news
Stuff’s fashion section. The Life section in Wednesday's issue of Christchurch newspaper The Press has fashion information. 
New Zealand fashion quarterly
New Zealand’s major fashion magazine. Available in print, and in eMagazine format from RBdigital magazines and PressReader.
Papers Past
Search for historical examples of local fashions. Try changing the date to cover a particular period. For images, try selecting advertisements or illustrated captions.

Online resources

A selection of web resources with a New Zealand fashion focus.

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