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Fashion Forward

Dunedin fashion, like its sound, has always been distinct and now you can experience this unique side to the city at Fashion Fwd >> Disruption through Design - an exciting new exhibition presented by Otago Museum in conjunction with iD Dunedin Fashion.

Opening on Saturday 27 March 2021 and running through until 17 October, this stunning exhibition is a celebration of fabulous frocks, beautiful couture and the voices of fashion disruptors.

Gathered from iD Emerging Designer finalists from the last 16 years and garments from around the world, this fashion is brazen, chic and defiant. Pieces are grouped with selected items from Otago Museum’s collection that spans centuries.

Rolling out alongside the exhibition is a programme of pop-up fashion events, workshops, talks from the godmothers of Dunedin fashion, collaborations and travel packages to make the most of your time exploring the local restaurants, bars, festivals, and fantastic shopping experiences.

Other highlights include:

Godmothers of Fashion – panel discussion
Saturday 27 March 2.00pm (90min) Hutton Theatre, $15 per ticket.

Panel discussion with the legendary godmothers of Dunedin fashion, including Margarita Robertson of NOM*d, Tanya Carlson, of CARLSON, and Sara Munro, of Company of Strangers, Donna Tullock of Mild Red and Charmaine Reveley. Facilitated by Margo Barton of iD Fashion and the Otago Polytechnic Fashion Design School.

Ticket includes complimentary glass of bubbles.

Fashion Fridays

Friday 23 April 5.30-6:30pm, Hutton Theatre: Godmothers of Fashion guest talk – Margarita Robertson

Friday 7 May 5.30-6:30pm, Hutton Theatre: Godmothers of Fashion guest talk – Sara Munro

Friday 18 June 5.30-6:30pm, Hutton Theatre: Godmothers of Fashion guest talk – Tanya Carlson

Friday 23 July 5.30-6:30pm, Hutton Theatre: Godmothers of Fashion guest talk – Donna Tulloch

Friday 27 August 5.30-6:30pm, Hutton Theatre: Godmothers of Fashion guest talk– Charmaine Revelry

$15 per ticket, including complimentary glass of bubbles and after hours entry to the exhibition.

Festival of iD Fashion

Thursday 17 – Sunday 20 June 2021

The iD Emerging Designer Awards are back for another year, this time as part of a four day Festival of iD Fashion, which will include a fashion sale, runway show, the Otago Polytechnic Contemporary Fashion Practices Symposium Exhibition and the premier of iD International Emerging Designer Awards finalists film. More fashion and fun events to be confirmed shortly.

Join Dunedin in a wild shout to the world dressed in fabulousness.