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Creative Common Occupation: pop up store

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IMG_5472Some context cause this shit is pretty industry-specific. The School of Art & Design at AUT is hosting a conference entitled: “Shapeshifting: A Conference on the Transformative Paradigms in Fashion and Textile Design” this week in Auckland.

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As I understand it, this conference explores the transformative power of fashion (through textiles as the medium or vehicle). In English I guess the conference is exploring the social and cultural boundaries that clothing can across.

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As part of the conference, the Creative Common Occupation – a collective of designers and artists – created a temporary pop-up shop at the Cross Street Gallery to showcase their works. It has a good collection of some of Auckland’s designers and artists who work in the wider creative industry and explore the transformative potential of apparel in their own way.

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The collective includes members who work with a variety of textiles and mediums; from bags and accessories to clothing and printed textiles.

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Disclosure: my brother is also a member of this collective, so there are pieces from his conceptual label 6×4 there as well (if you’ve asked me where to get his stuff then here’s your chance). I got my friend Logan (amazing photographer, check out his stuff here) to model this for me from his collection:

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I should really be a) sleeping; b) working on the backlog photos and articles from Wellington Fashion Week, but I’m posting this still a little buzzed from the free Peronis because the store closes tomorrow at 5pm and I think the demographic that read the articles on our website (i.e. you) should take the opportunity to check out a well-curated selection of New Zealand pieces before it closes. I took a couple more photos so you can click on any of images to see the rest.

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The list of designers and artists who have pieces exhibited are:

Glenn Yungnickel (Menswear)
– Sara Andrews (Womenswear)
Linda Jones (Raincoats)
– April Haszard (Womenswear)
– Steven Park (6 x 4)
Glen Prentice (Womenswear)
– Keva Rands (Womenswear)
– Lisa Li (MYDEERFOX)
Jyoti Kalyanji (Home wear)
– Hudson Hansell (Hudson Lyron)
– Frances Haszard (Illustration on silk)
Ahi Rands (Video projection)

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It’s open from 10am-5pm tomorrow (Wednesday 16 April) here’s a map cause I’m that organised and what not:

– Chris.

Author: Chris Park

One half of the Park Brothers. Purveyor of banter, curator of misc. Manage comms for @BuoyandMine. Read More


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