What’s On: The 2016 Intellectual Fashion Show

The Intellectual Fashion Show 2016 opens on October 7 for one month only, featuring works from more than 60 creatives from a broad range of disciplines.  

Good editor Carolyn Enting curated this piece, ‘costume to offset the acid thought of doubt’ which can be seen in the exhibition. 

The Intellectual Fashion Show 2016 is back again, addressing the power of clothing to give expression to our values, ideas, emotions and its role as daily armour to face the world.

The curators had anticipated a modest response rate that would deliver some 20 – 25 interpretations of some of the ‘costumes’. Instead there was a hugely positive response with more than 60 imaginative renditions to share in the exhibition.

Exhibition co -curator, and director of the New Zealand Fashion Museum Doris de Pont says “The central idea of this exhibition is that what we wear matters and that fashion can both dress the body and address the intellect. This holds true even today when the world is flooded with disposable fast fashion.” 

The 2016 show revisits the importance of bringing your intellect to your sartorial choices and offers the contributors and audience a platform to experiment with the expressive potential of what we wear to fashion the body and the mind and to explore the rich complexity of the real-self.

The Intellectual Fashion Show exhibition brings together more than 60 creative practitioners from a broad range of disciplines; including Judy Darragh, Zambesi, Nom*D, Gregory O’Brien, Andrew McLeod, Dawei Zhang, Clare Bowden from Mandatory, Karen Inderbitzen-Waller, and Fiona Ralph. Good editor Carolyn Enting was also invited to create a piece for the exhibition. 

The Intellectual Fashion Show 2016 exhibition is a collaborative project between Blikfang Gallery and the New Zealand Fashion Museum and will be on at the Gus Fisher Gallery, Auckland from October 8 to November 5, 2016. 

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