AgResearch at NZFW 2010

November 22, 2010

AgResearch, a New Zealand agricultural research & design organisation, are best known in the fashion industry for developing revolutionary and innovative textiles for the commercial sector. Every year they collaborate with some NZ fashion designers, who each create a capsule collection using 4 profiled fabrics and put on a runway show at Fashion Week.

Stitch Ministry for AgResearch at NZFW 2010

One of the most exciting things I experienced this year was watching some of my work on the runway. I had been interning with Stitch Ministry, and developed a macramé backpiece prototype that went into production during the middle of this year. The model comes in at 6:21.

Stitch Ministry for AgResearch at NZFW 2010


Usually there are flyers everywhere around the art&design building. Most of them are more visual arts based, but this is more relevant to us design students. All the speakers sound very exciting, but the one I’m most interested in is Sarah Thorn, a textile designer and small business owner.

I realise the writing is very small so here are the details:

10-11am Wednesdays in WE230

12 May – Chaz Doherty – Carver, Moko Researcher

19 May – Sarah Thorn – Textile Designer, Small Business Owner

26 May – Daniel Cermak-Sassenrath – Game Designer, Theorist

02 June – Albert Refiti – Pacific Architecture Theorist

09 June – Toby Curnow – Graphic Designer

There is a summary of all the speakers as a pdf. you can download from the arden site:

Hope to see you there!

Jess xx