The NZFT Fam: Renuka Kumar

One of our students, Renuka Kumar is currently studying a Certificate in Pattern Design and has been asked to attend the Fiji Fashion Festival this year (cue the applause). The festival showcases emerging Fijian designers and their collections of 12 looks! Yes you read correctly, TWELVE! If this wasn’t a big enough feat, each of these looks is made into 10 different pieces and sizes, … Continue reading The NZFT Fam: Renuka Kumar

Looks we love: The Little Black Dress

When it comes to trans-seasonal wardrobe staples, you can’t go past the Little Black Dress. Why we love? The LBD offers a dependable, go-to look that can easily be dressed up or down, whatever the occasion. The key to any style is all about creating contrasts; for example, a short dress with a long boot or trench, or a longer dress with an ankle boot or … Continue reading Looks we love: The Little Black Dress

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