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).
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
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
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
It’s origins are particularly chic; as these inter-season collections were first designed for mega wealthy Americans spending their winters in the balmy Mediterranean, hence the names ‘Cruise’ & ‘Resort’. Continue reading Cruise & Resort, Explained
Our Diploma of Fashion Technology students have been hard at work creating gorgeous lingerie items! Their challenge was to craft a unique lingerie look out of provided lace, which fit with the challenge title ‘Sugar & Spice’. The results are breath-taking… Continue reading Sugar and Spice
It now seems that designers have a lifespan within a company; they come in, shake things up, make money for the company based on the newness and must-have appeal of their clothing, and move on before consumers get bored. Continue reading Saint Laurent
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