Nike magistax proximo the hunt for black continues, with the New Zealand Fashion Museum calling for specific pieces that have shaped our history from sports to movies to music to fashion. Curator Doris de Pont is currently researching for the Black in Fashion exhibition, which will open later this year as a popup exhibition in September. The museum does not own a collection, instead it draws pieces from private collections and wardrobes that have been treasured over time and have special stories behind them. nike magistax proximo For this exhibition, they are looking for pictorial and material evidence of the wearing of black in New Zealand. They have already been offered and loaned some pieces including a New Zealandmade 1920s beaded flapper dress and a velvet cocktail dress made for shipboard functions on the Southern Cross nike magistax proximo as it sailed to Southampton. But de Pont is after some specific garments that are proving to be more elusive, and she is asking Viva readers for help.
“We have been looking for the uniforms of some of our national sporting champions. Most we have spoken to donated their memorabilia for charity auctions and fundraising. So while they no longer have them, someone bought them and I’m sure now keep them as the treasure they are. We hope that some of these folk will welcome the opportunity to share a winner’s black running singlet or jersey or jacket or cap with our audience in September, Other key objects that de Pont is searching for include:
Representative uniforms worn by the likes of John Walker, Murray Halberg or Peter Snell at Olympic Games, or by sports people from other codes such as rugby, swimming or rowing.
Any black garments from Karen Walker’s Escape Artiste collection, which was shown at London Fashion nike magistax proximo Week in February 1999.
An original black Victorian mourning dress, usually a skirt and bodice, plus head wear and jewellery.
A black polo neck jumper from Flying Nun bands such as the Chills or the Verlaines. “Or perhaps Graeme Brazier or Dave McArtney’s leather jackets. And whatever happened to Ray Columbus’ ‘mod’ stovepipe pants and Beatle boots,
Iconic garments of New Zealand Fashion like the Cybele “Iridescence” dress worn in Outrageous Fortune or Konstantina Moutos’ Supreme Awardwinning entry in the Benson Hedges Fashion Awards in 1986.
Iconic black garments such as the black Tshirt worn by Jake soccer boots youth the Muss, the black singlet of Billy T. James, Fred Dagg’s gumboots, or Sam Hunt’s Foxton Straights.
Liz Mitchell is joining the line up at iD Dunedin Fashion Week. Mitchell will showcase her winter collection, The Scent of Peony, and archival pieces as part of the iD Fashion Shows on April 8 and 9, alongside Isogawa and local labels including NomD, Carlson and Kathryn soccer boots youth Wilson. Tickets available from Ticket Direct or 0800 4 TICKET nike magistax proximo soccer boots youth.