Critical Making: Contemporary Fashion Practices Symposium Exhibition

Fashion at the School of Design, Otago Polytechnic is pleased to convene the 2020 iD Dunedin Fashion Symposium Exhibition, Critical Making: Contemporary Fashion Practices.

The annual scholarly fashion event established in 2010 as a public fashion design lecture series held alongside iD Dunedin Fashion Week, and since 2017 as a symposium, has the purpose of providing a platform for exchanging ideas and research about and into the wider fashion discipline.

In 2020 due to the disruption occurring globally, we made the decision to take the symposium exhibition online. While we are disappointed that we cannot have a physical symposium exhibition, we are happy that we have the means to provide an online space for the widest scope of fashion practitioners to present their works to each other and to the world for inspiration and critical discussions. The symposium exhibition proposals were triple blind peer reviewed.


Critical Making: Contemporary Fashion Practices curatorial panel and convenors:

Dr Margo Barton – Professor of Fashion, Otago Polytechnic, co-chair of iD Dunedin Fashion, and milliner / fashion designer.

Dr Jane Malthus – dress historian and honorary curator for the dress collection at Otago Museum with qualifications in textiles, clothing and fashion, history and fine arts. 

Moira White – Curator, Humanities at Otago Museum, and currently secretary of the Costume and Textile Association of New Zealand.


Image credit: Kateriina Frolova, presents her graduate collection. Fashion Design Studio, Sydney TAFE, Australia. All rights reserved.