‘Pasifika Clothing est 1992’

Image credit: Angela Ngatai • Vulcan Lane Auckland City

Pasifika Clothing Company est. 1992’ documents the story of an urban fashion label founded by Stan Tallon and Sjimmy Fransen.

Based in Tāmaki Makaurau (Auckland) the company was the creative expression of the emerging Pasifika and indigenous identity of Aotearoa.

The exhibition features design work by Stan Tallon and Sanaia Thompson (nee Chan Ting), photography by Leonie Johnson, Sjimmy Fransen and Angela Ngatai and showcases the label’s unique textile prints, screen-printed garments and T-shirts through photography, music, film archives and garments.

Pasifika Clothing had its beginnings when Virginia Tamanui (Ngaariki Kaiputahi, Te Aitanga a Mahaki/Ngati Manu and also from Ōtara) and Sjimmy Fransen (Dutch/Suriname Creole) started Tuhi Tuhi Communications in 1989.

‘Pasifika Clothing est 1992’ is being exhibited alongside ‘Te Ao Hurihuri’ by artist Bethany Matai Edmunds.

EXHIBITION DATES: 30 July 2016 – 03 September 2016
OPENING: 30 July 12pm – 3pm

Saturday 30th of July, 2pm
Talk to Stan Tallon and Sjimmy Fransen from Pasifika Clothing est. 1992 and artist Bethany Matai Edmunds.

Free ‘Learn to Sew’ Workshops
16th and 17th of August, 10am – 4pm

Fashion your own handbag using an industrial machine in a free full day workshop run by Sewtec.

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