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NZFT Grads: Jimmie MacKay

NZFT Grads: Jimmie MacKay

We’ve got another outstanding graduate to share with you today. Jimmie MacKay will be starring (again) in this year’s Miromoda show at New Zealand Fashion Week. Read his full story live on the blog for some serious #motivationmonday vibes. 

NZFT Grads: Matthew Baitson

NZFT Grads: Matthew Baitson

As we countdown to New Zealand Fashion Week (17 sleeps!!), we wanted to share stories from some of our incredible graduates that will each be showcasing collections. First up is the talented Matthew Baitson and his label #botchedbybeth. Check out his full story and recent collection for Project Fashion Wellington, over on the blog

Pictures by Bex McGill  |  Model: Jessy Lewis

My India Experience

My India Experience

“This trip to India has touched me on a very personal and spiritual level [and] has taught me very important life skills.” Tessa reflects on what has been an incredible journey through India for the past 6 weeks. Read her full story over on the blog

India - Week 5

India - Week 5

Phibae and Mikey have written up a debrief on week 5 in India, over on the blog. Check it out, it’s a goodie.

India - Week 4

India - Week 4

Learning the intricacies of embroidery, snake charming and terracotta jewellery making were some of the highlights for the students in India over the past week. Read Mia’s experience of week 4 over on the blog. 

Resene NZ Fashion Tech Colour of Fashion Series 5

Resene NZ Fashion Tech Colour of Fashion Series 5

The final series in what has been an absolutely show-stopping selection of looks in our Resene NZ Fashion Tech Colour of Fashion collaboration is now live! Slide on over to our blog and check out the last selection of garments that all epitomise how to do fashion #likeaboss.

India - Week Three

India - Week Three

Kelly shares a recap of the past week the Diploma students have had in India. Read the story over on our blog. 

Resene NZ Fashion Tech Colour of Fashion Series 4

Resene NZ Fashion Tech Colour of Fashion Series 4

Series 4 of our Colour of Fashion edit is live on the blog. Combining fresh ideas with unique inspiration, we have, as always, a polished selection of designs that are absolute fire. Check it out here

India - Week two

India - Week two

We are in love with colours of India! Check out our second blog by Jo Shierlaw about week two of the trip. 🌈😍  

Resene NZ Fashion Tech Colour of Fashion Series 3

Resene NZ Fashion Tech Colour of Fashion Series 3

The third round in our Colour of Fashion Series is now live on the blog! Have a peak at another selection of jaw-dropping designs here.

India - Week One

India - Week One

Week one of our Diploma students’ trip to India is live on the blog now. Words and pictures by the amazing Harmony. 

The Resene NZ Fashion Tech Colour of Fashion Series

The Resene NZ Fashion Tech Colour of Fashion Series

We’re blessing you with a Colour of Fashion takeover. Take a look at the first round of this year’s designs for the Resene NZ Fashion Tech Colour of Fashion competition here. Happy perusing!

Resene NZ Fashion Tech Colour of Fashion Series 2

Resene NZ Fashion Tech Colour of Fashion Series 2

It’s time for series 2 in our Colour of Fashion takeover. Check out the next round of designs by some of New Zealand’s freshest talent. Live on the blog now!

NZFT Grads: Bridget Scanlan

NZFT Grads: Bridget Scanlan

“NZFT really is learning like no other…” We recently caught up with the amazing Bridget Scanlan, a graduate of NZ Fashion Tech and the brains behind KYT. We talk about life after NZFT, the inspiration behind her designs and her fashion heroes. Read her full story via the link

The NZFT Fam: Renuka Kumar

The NZFT Fam: Renuka Kumar

The Fiji Fashion Festival is on THIS weekend and one of our very own students, Renuka Kumar, has been asked to show a collection. We recently caught up with the rising star to get her take on fashion and a little insight into her hectic schedule leading up to one of Fiji’s biggest fashion shows. Read the full interview over on our blog

Resene Briefing Day

Resene Briefing Day

Our Diploma students are underway with their designs as part of our Resene NZ Fashion Tech Colour of Fashion collaboration. Using Resene's 2018 palette, students create unique, one-of-a-kind silk garments. Check out some snap shots of their briefing day 💙🌈.

Looks we love: The Little Black Dress

Looks we love: The Little Black Dress

There aren’t many classic pieces that have stood the test of time as well as the beloved LBD. We’ve put together some fave looks showing how we love to style the LBD. Check it out now over on the blog.

The Black Miniskirt Edit

See our curated list of Black Miniskirts available in NZ

The Black Miniskirt Edit

We are all about our wardrobe staples. Those faithful pieces that never let you down, that can be worn for any occasion throughout the seasons and look flawless for years. Check out our latest blog post here to see our Black Miniskirt Edit. BRB, going shopping. 

NZ Fashion Week Graduate Show

NZ Fashion Week Graduate Show

We are so proud to announce that our grads, Dominique Hopson, Susan Colton and Dennis Jackson will be representing us at New Zealand Fashion Week this year. Congratulations to you all, we can’t wait to see your collections ❤️. Above is a look from each of the designers at our graduate showcase last year.

Best second-hand boutiques in Auckland & Wellington

Best second-hand boutiques in Auckland & Wellington

Wanting a list of the BEST second-hand boutiques in Auckland and Wellington? Well we have answered your prayers. All about ethical fashion and sustainability, these boutiques are full of designer labels and bargains that will have your friends green with envy. Check it out now over on our blog. 

Vancouver Fashion Week Highlights

Vancouver Fashion Week Highlights

Vancouver Fashion Week showcased so many inspiring and impressive designs this year, particularly Jerome Taylor's Not For You collection. 

Click here to see the full gallery of our favourite show. 

The NZFT Fam: Niumea Nauleo-Rameka

Q&A with Niumea Nauleo-Rameka

The NZFT Fam: Niumea Nauleo-Rameka

Episode two of the #NZFTFam chats is with Niumea Nauleo-Rameka, an up and coming talent who loves designing gowns. Read more here.

The NZFT Fam: Lisa Tapiki

Q&A with current Manukau student, Lisa Tapiki

The NZFT Fam: Lisa Tapiki

Welcome to the NZFT Fam. We love our students and are always keen to hear about their inspirations and aspirations. Our first #NZFTFAM chat is with Lisa Tapiki, one of our amazing Manukau students. Click here to read her story.

The Best of Festival Fashion

Check out our favourite picks of festival fashion for 2018.

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. Click here to see our top picks of festival fashion for 2018.

Image credits: Austin Neill, Tyla Rose Hunt, Vivianne Flrs, Olena Grin, Instagram/iknowthisone

Auckland Graduates

Students from Manukau and Auckland graduated today.

Auckland Graduates

Congratulations Auckland graduates! We wish you all the best for your next chapters. Can’t wait to follow all of your successes! 

Wellington Graduates

Our talented Wellington students graduated on Thursday, February 1st.

Wellington Graduates

These are some of the talented people that made up our Wellington campus for 2017. We’re looking forward to seeing all of the returning faces, and good luck to those who have completed their studies.

Congratulations to you all! We can’t wait to see what the future holds.

5 trends we love this summer

We've curated a list of fashion loves we can’t get enough of this summer.

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. Check out the details over on our blog.

Photo credits: Alessandra Ambrosio, Karen Walker, Stolen Girlfriends Club, Stacey Banfield and Youhan Khosho

Diploma Showcases were epic in Auckland and Wellington!

Both the Auckland and Wellington Diploma Runway Shows didn't disappoint.

Diploma Showcases were epic in Auckland and Wellington!

At the end of three intensive years of study, students on the Diploma Programme with NZ Fashion Tech produce a Diploma Showcase for industry, family and friends in both Auckland and Wellington 

Their brief is to create a commercial, ready to wear collection, for a chosen and researched target market and our Showcase events are attended by leading industry figures. 

We delighted in seeing our students' ranges on the runway. Together with their family and friends ,we are hugely proud of them and in what they have achieved.

What thrilling and eclectic ranges we saw. From street wear, to summer casual to bridal. Each collection was unique and inspiring.  

There were award winners for both shows:

For Auckland:

All Round Excellence - Roi Nu
Sponsored by Sewspec

Technical Excellence - Natalia Donald
Sponsored by Direct Sewing Machines

Hawes and Freer award for Design Excellence - Sian Roberts

Most Commercial Collection - Meghan Williams
Sponsored by Apparel Magazine

OnKor award for Visual Excellence - Jennifer Samsudin

For Wellington:

Technical Excellence - Dennis Jackson
Sponsored by Direct Sewing Machines & Supplies

All Round Excellence - Roxanne Scheepers
Sponsored by Apparel Magazine and the Sustainability Trust

Most Commercial Collection - Sam Peniata
Sponsored by Voda MM and Big Mark Photography

Hawes and Freer award for Design Excellence - Youhan Khosho

OnKor award for Visual Excellence - Dominique Hopson

Congratulations to everyone for a job well done! 

Auckland Video and Photo Gallery

Wellington Video and Photo Gallery

You can download the videos from these links: Auckland and Wellington 

Jerome Taylor and Jordan Noah talk about NZ Fashion Week 2017

Catch up with Jerome and Jordan at FW this year.

Jerome Taylor and Jordan Noah talk about NZ Fashion Week 2017

It was Jerome's second year showing at NZ Fashion Week. Last year he showcased his collection in the Graduate show and this year as an emerging designer in the New Generation Show!

Jordan graduated in 2016 and had her first showing this year in the Graduate Show with her new collection. 

Read their blog here.

Photo's courtesy of Jerome and Jordan

Olivia Dunn featured on Tagata Pasifika

Our Wellington Diploma student, Olivia, was interviewed by Tagata Pasifika.

Olivia Dunn featured on Tagata Pasifika

Olivia is in her third year at NZ Fashion Tech and this year she participated in the Resene NZ Fashion Tech colour of Fashion competition which resulted in 16 lucky students across our Auckland and Wellington campuses being seleceted to open the Resene Designer Runway shows at NZ fashion Week this year. Watch her Tagata Pasifika story. 

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