Nom*D creative director Margi Robertson is delighted her
long-established fashion label is providing the first of a
series of contemporary Dunedin garments to be featured at the
Toitu Otago Settlers Museum.
And she was at the museum last week helping prepare the
outfit, which includes recycled cocktail dresses from the
1950s, for display when the museum reopens to the public on
December 8, on completion of its $40 million redevelopment.
The garment was part of a group of outfits titled "XXI" which
were displayed at Fashion Week in Auckland in 2007 to
celebrate the 21st anniversary of Nom* D's founding in 1986.
And the outfit also appeared at the iD Fashion show in
Dunedin the following year.
Ms Robertson said the museum's decision to display a Nom*D
garment was "very special" for her and she was "quite
surprised" to be approached to loan it for display.
"I feel absolutely honoured to be part of it," Ms Robertson
"We are from Dunedin and we've elected to stay in Dunedin."
Settlers museum collections team leader Claire Nodder said
the museum planned to showcase the work of a different
Dunedin fashion designer each year.
Nom*D was a logical starting point, given the label's
positive and long-standing contribution to Dunedin fashion,
"We're absolutely thrilled that she loaned us this outfit,"
Ms Nodder said.