Kōrero: Fashion and textile design

Starfish, 'Urban progression' collection, 1998 (4 o 5)

Starfish, 'Urban progression' collection, 1998

Wellington fashion designer Laurie Foon started the Starfish label in 1993. Starfish was distinguished for its emphasis on natural and environmentally friendly fabrics and local production. Collections were often inspired by social and cultural issues. The photo shoot for the 'Urban progression' collection (1998) took place on the route of Wellington's proposed inner-city bypass road and models were Te Aro locals, like Hannah Zwartz (pictured), who lived and gardened in Tonks Avenue, part of the affected area. Foon was outspoken about her opposition to the road.

Starfish closed in 2013. 

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Starfish Clothing
Photograph by Helena Hughes

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Designers Laurie Foon and Fran Hornsby.

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Kerryn Pollock, 'Fashion and textile design - Going global, 1990s and 2000s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/44306/starfish-urban-progression-collection-1998 (accessed 27 February 2020)

He kōrero nā Kerryn Pollock, i tāngia i te 22 Oct 2014