Archived: 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

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