A discussion with leading NZ practitioners exploring creative collaboration in fashion and art.
Chair: Rosie Dawson-Hewes
Rosie Dawson-Hewes is a lifelong lover of both art and fashion. After studying Art History and Psychology she spent eight years working in the media at both Fairfax (Stuff) and NZME. She now runs her own marketing and PR consultancy, Very Good Content. Rosie is a fledgling art collector and trustee of the Tauranga Art Gallery Foundation.
Rebecca Anderson - Director, Chaos and Harmony
Chaos & Harmony Creative director Rebecca Anderson studied at the Instituo Europeo di Design in Rome, where she learned how to infuse her lifelong love of design into high-quality, hand-made shoes.
The company is based in New Zealand and each handmade shoe must meet the companies design and quality benchmarks. The details, form and materials are distinct features, making them conversation starters.
Designers, Emilie Pullar and Abby van Schreven - Maaike.
Maaike is a womenswear brand based in Auckland run by designers Emilie Pullar and Abby van Schreven. Maaike makes timeless, high quality pieces focusing on fabric texture and print with their artist collab textiles becoming the cornerstone of their ranges. Stocked right throughout New Zealand and Australia with future expansion in the works.
Karl Chitham - Director, Tauranga Art Gallery
Karl Chitham (Ngāpuhi) is the Director and Curator of Tauranga Art Gallery, Toi Tauranga. He has been involved in the arts sector for over 15 years as a curator, educator, writer, selector and instigator. Recent projects include Children of Mallarmé featuring collaborations in art and fashion.
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