New Zealand Fashion Week we’re sharing some of our favourite images of New Zealand fashion.
Over the years, Christchurch City Libraries has built up
a collection of local images. Many of these are donated from private collections and capture the places and people of Christchurch, and Canterbury’s history. Some of these we’ve grouped into themed image collections, including one on Costume and Fashion.
Our image collection is mostly made up of early 20th century images but is less comprehensive in terms of more recent history. If you’ve got photos that you think we’d be interested in then please
In the meantime, here are some oldies but goodies in the fashion stakes –
Members of the Christchurch Drainage Board and visitors present at the opening of the septic tank, Bromley sewage farm [4 Sept. 1905] CCL PhotoCD 2, IMG0084 A group of Maori women dress reformers  CCL PhotoCD 11, IMG0096 Mr E. H. Hughes, Mr R. E. Alexander (Director of the College), and Mr Walter Macfarlane  Selwyn-P7030226
The diploma winners of 1913. Selwyn-P3051336
Ballantyne’s department store, Cashel Street, Christchurch : the main entrance is pictured  CCL PhotoCD 3, IMG0081 The mantle show room, Ballantynes, Cashel Street, Christchurch  CCL PhotoCD 2, IMG0069 An advertisement for corsets sold by J. Ballantyne & Co., Christchurch and Timaru  CCL PhotoCD 8, IMG0081 Scenes from the grand mannequin parade of autumn fashions, Farmers showrooms, Christchurch [1926?] CCL PhotoCD 14 IMG0079 Vance-Vivian (ChCh) Ltd. [ca. 1967] CCL PhotoCD 11, IMG0038 Fashionable families
Mr Justice Gresson and family  CCL PhotoCD 6, IMG0021 Some of the Maori population  CCL Photo Collection 22, IMG00681 Mr Humm’s family gathering at Waddington  Selwyn-P7030188 The Golden wedding of Mr and Mrs W. Fussell, at Tai Tapu, Canterbury: a family group  Selwyn-P1081149 Florence Henrietta Mahomet (wife of Icecream Charlie) and children [ca. 1930] CCL PhotoCD 18, IMG0045 Want to see more? Try –