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NZFT Fam: Annmarie Williams

NZFT Fam: Annmarie Williams

The Pacific Fusion Fashion Show is on THIS WEEKEND. One of our students, Annmarie is showcasing her label MOTFAW, so we sat down with her to ask about her inspirations, her life leading up to the show and her take on fashion. Read her story here. 

Asia Pacific Education purchases IT tertiary provider Computer Power Plus

Asia Pacific Education purchases IT tertiary provider Computer Power Plus

Asia Pacific Education Group (APEDU) announces today (4 September 2018) the acquisition of IT Tertiary Education Provider, Computer Power Plus (CPP).

This purchase follows the 100% acquisition of Whitecliffe College of Arts and Design in July 2018, and directly preceding that, of NZ Fashion Tech Limited in 2017.

Feroz Ali, founder and CEO of APEDU which is based in Canada, now includes three New Zealand schools in his portfolio, alongside his Canadian tertiary schools: Canadian Tourism College, Sterling College and the Canadian Tourism & Hospitality Institute in the Philippines.

With the acquisition of CPP, Whitecliffe is positioned to contribute a solution to the rapidly-growing deficit in IT specialists. Skills across the digital spectrum are required in increasing volume by all industries if they intend to operate effectively in the 21st Century. The Whitecliffe vision and strategy is to be receptive to these demands and to provide an innovative, future-proof education for all its students. CPP programmes which include web development and design, software development, systems administration, IT technical support and network engineering are aligned not only to the changing needs of industry but also to positive employment outcomes for graduates.

With the amalgamation of the three schools, IT programmes now join the suite of arts and design programmes offered from Certificate to Postgraduate levels. Arts, Design and Digital Media, Fine Arts, Photo Media, Fashion Design, Graphic Design and Arts Therapy programmes offered through Whitecliffe and Fashion Technology through NZ Fashion Tech Ltd.

In the immediate future CPP and NZ Fashion Tech Limited will retain their identity under the Whitecliffe brand and with campuses across the country in Auckland Central, Manukau, Hamilton, Wellington and Christchurch students throughout New Zealand can now more easily access a Whitecliffe education.

Feroz Ali “I am a proud New Zealander with a commitment to maintaining the reputation for excellence achieved by Whitecliffe College and to elevating our IT programmes to degree and postgraduate qualifications, so they sit alongside the best. My intention is to establish three specialist Whitecliffe Colleges: Arts and Design, Fashion and Sustainability, and Technology and Innovation to ensure that Whitecliffe students continue to receive a specialist, relevant and contemporary education.”

NZFT Fam: Makyla Ata

NZFT Fam: Makyla Ata

Resene NZ Fashion Tech Colour of Fashion has come to an end for 2018 and what an incredible competition it was. This year saw once again, amazing talent and designs that pushed the boundaries in all the right ways. We recently caught up with our overall winner Makyla Ata, to talk about her success and discuss her fashion journey. Read her story here. Image: Getty 

Visual Gallery of India

Visual Gallery of India

Have a look at our visual gallery from the students who went to India on Prime Minister’s Scholarships for Asia. 

Picture groupings are dividing into the categories; architecture, crafts, colours of India and the students in saris for the fashion show on their last night. 

NZFT Grads: Jerome Taylor

NZFT Grads: Jerome Taylor

High-end menswear label, Not For You, has been announced as one of the solo shows at NZ Fashion Week next week. The man behind the brand, Jerome Taylor, is one of our very own graduates. Read his story over on the blog.

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! 

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