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

Fashion’s Past, Present and Future (through the eyes of a “Fashion Designer” wannabe, dreamer, fashion enthusiast and Gemini animal lover).

Guest blog by Bahji Cochrane My parents were hippies, not the weed smoking or LSD tripping type from the 60’s, but the 90’s new aged spiritual type… believing in ‘love not war’, ‘world peace’, ‘Unity and equality’ Blah Blah Blah, right? Lol, no I’m extremely thankful to have crazy hippies as parents, quite the hilarious upbringing I must say! As a child my 4 siblings … Continue reading Fashion’s Past, Present and Future (through the eyes of a “Fashion Designer” wannabe, dreamer, fashion enthusiast and Gemini animal lover).

Young Lualua shows at Expocific, Brisbane

Guest blog: Young Lualua – studied at NZ Fashion Tech 2014-2016 Young has recently shown his collection at Expocific Fashion Show, Brisbane and he talks to us about the experience… I first heard about Expocific Fashion Show, Brisbane back when I was holidaying in Brisbane in Dec 2016. I got tagged into a post calling out for all designers from New Zealand, Samoa, Fiji and … Continue reading Young Lualua shows at Expocific, Brisbane

Fashion students awarded the Prime Minister’s Scholarship for Asia

This year saw NZ Fashion Tech awarded the Prime Minister’s Scholarship for Asia for the 3rd  year in a row. What’s that you say? … The New Zealand government offers a variety of Prime Minister’s Scholarships for New Zealand students to study or research in Asia.  The Prime Minister’s Scholarship for Asia (PMSA) is a new initiative by the government to provide support for New … Continue reading Fashion students awarded the Prime Minister’s Scholarship for Asia

#BTS Resene Colour of Fashion

If you follow us on IG or FB, you’ll be well aware of a little thing called Resene NZ Fashion Tech: Colour Of Fashion (it’s a mouthful, we know). For the uninitiated, over the past few years, our Diploma in Fashion Technology students work on a project for New  Zealand Fashion Week Resene Designer Runways.  The students receive a brief, written by NZ Fashion Tech, with a story … Continue reading #BTS Resene Colour of Fashion

zara is coming, and we are freaking out

New Zealand high street fashion is great – no doubt about it, although anyone who has travelled semi-extensively (or even to Australia) has for years lamented New Zealand’s lack of Zara. When Topshop hit Queen Street, (amidst lines on the footpath and intsa-mania), there were whispers that Zara must be arriving soon after.  Cue an announcement from Kiwi Property – the owners of Sylvia Park – late … Continue reading zara is coming, and we are freaking out