Publication of books of this scale and sumptuousness are rare in New Zealand. This absolute stunner is published by Te Papa Press and has a price tag of $120.
Containing fascinating one-on-one interviews with 25 of NZ's top contemporary desingers, the book includes more than 500 full-colopur illustrations of clothes, advertisements and catwalk action.
The interviews were undertaken by Angela Lassig, senior fashion curator at the Museum of New Zealand, Te Papa Tongarewa.
The publishers have kindly given me permission to reprouce the Foreword by Hilary Alexander, Fashion director of the Daily Telegraph as well as a selection of photographs. Note that these are low resolution photos and do not do justice to the gorgeous high quaility pics in the book.
I may be a New Zealand ‘export’, as London has been my home for nearly thirty years, but I still travel on a New Zealand passport, try and get back every two years to see my family, and experience a thrill when ‘Kiwi chic’ makes its mark on international fashion.
The Bookman says if you are interested in fashion, or just want a glorious coffee table book, then don't miss this one. It is a knockout!