Pacific Sisters: He Toa Tāera | Fashion Activists

Auckland Art Gallery

A major retrospective, showcasing a collective of ground-Breaking Pacific and Māori fashion designers, artists, and performers.

A collective of Pacific and Māori fashion designers, artists, and performers, the Pacific Sisters electrified 1990s Auckland, bringing the ground-breaking style of an urban, New Zealand–born Pacific generation to the mainstream. Through pioneering, daring shows, the Pacific Sisters overturned stereotypes about Pacific culture, ‘dusky maiden’ beauty and sexuality.

A major retrospective, Pacific Sisters: He Toa Tāera | Fashion Activists showcases the collective’s innovative costumes and performances, which began as street style before expanding into multimedia experiences in venues from art galleries to night clubs.

Contact details

Address:
Auckland Art Gallery
Wellesley Street East
Auckland
Date:
23 February - 14 July 2019
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