Best second-hand boutiques in Auckland & Wellington

Here at NZ Fashion Tech we love ethical fashion, and nothing says sustainability like recycled clothing. We’ve searched high and low throughout both Auckland and Wellington to bring you a carefully curated list of the best second-hand boutiques, where bargains are plentiful and one-off pieces you’ll love, are a total guarantee. Peruse at your leisure.   Recycle Boutique  Auckland CBD, Newmarket, Takapuna & Wellington CBD … Continue reading Best second-hand boutiques in Auckland & Wellington

Vancouver Fashion Week Highlights

We think it’s safe to say Vancouver Fashion Week was an absolute hit, with so many talented designers showcasing amazing garments that made us all double-take in awe. For us, one show in particular stood out amongst the rest, Not For You was the proverbial bee’s freakin’ knees. Call it bias if you will; the great mind behind the show was (of course) one of … Continue reading Vancouver Fashion Week Highlights

The NZFT Fam: Niumea Nauleo-Rameka

We had a chat with one of our Manukau students studying a Certificate in Fashion Technology, Niumea Nauleo-Rameka about his passion for designing extravagant gowns. Tell us a bit about Niumea Nauleo-Rameka? I’ve been a designer for two years now, and have been learning about textiles for the past 3-4 years. I come from a family of artists, so was born into a creative environment. … Continue reading The NZFT Fam: Niumea Nauleo-Rameka

The best of Festival Fashion

Currently we’re in the midst of the festival season and New Zealand does a pretty good job at putting it on. With Homegrown, Splore and Auckland City Limits coming up, it’s the perfect opportunity to get some inspiration and adorn some of the season’s edgy looks. Below are our favourite picks of festival fashion for 2018. The John Lennons Image credit: @tylarosehunt Most call them round-framed … Continue reading The best of Festival Fashion

5 trends we love this summer

We’ve not only been enjoying the sweltering rays that NZ summer has showered us with, but also the daring and desirable trends that have hit the pavements from Cape Reinga to Stewart Island. Here is our curated list of fashion loves we can’t get enough of this summer.   High-cut Swimsuits Throwing back to the 80’s – the high-cut swimsuit creates a flattering look for … Continue reading 5 trends we love this summer

India #3

Our 15 students have returned from India and had time to reflect on the whole experience. They were awarded the Prime Minister’s Scholarship for Asia and spent 6 weeks away from home, learning about textile and apparel production and the Indian culture. Suzi, Rachel, Sian, Samantha and Ace tell us about aspects of their experience with blog #3 Suzi says: I was lucky enough to … Continue reading India #3

India #2

The journey continues. Over the last few weeks our 15 students in India have seen manufacturing, production and dying along with cultural tours and visits. Youhan Khosho writes blog #2: It has been one month since we came to India and our stay has been the most amazing experience ever. The people and Bannari Amman Institute of Technology have definitely treated us like royalty since … Continue reading India #2

India #1

NZ Fashion Tech has, for the fourth year in a row (unprecedented!!) been awarded the Prime Minister’s Scholarship for Asia. A total of 59 students have benefited from this scholarship and 2017 sees 15 of those students in India for 6 weeks learning about the apparel and textile industry. They will have many field trips that are industry related as well as cultural experiences to … Continue reading India #1