Stunning works of silk from young designers.
In the Resene NZ Fashion Tech Colour of Fashion competition, talented young designers are given free rein with a beautiful colour palette. The project – now in its fifth year – will see the students’ work walk the runway at NZ Fashion Week later this mont
For four weeks, final-year students at NZ Fashion Tech have been quilting, embroidering, draping, pleating and smocking to create wearable works of silk inspired by the extraordinary.
The top 17 looks (judges couldn’t narrow it down to 15) will be featured on the Resene Designer Runway this Fashion Week, where Resene will give a preview of the season’s on-trend paint colours fashioned into striking garments by promising young designers.
The project is part of the Resene NZ Fashion Tech Colour of Fashion collaboration, where undergraduate students are inspired by a brief instructing them to refuse to ‘bow to the convention of ordinary’ and embody uplifting themes of feminine empowerment in their creations. All 35 works of silk in the project showcase a Resene paint colour, which is central to the students’ design inspiration.
The project, now in its fifth year, will also see patterns taken to India by those students who have been awarded Prime Minister’s Scholarships for Asia. The 15 students will take part in six weeks of collaborative learning where they will re-create the garments from a locally sourced silk sari. The works will then be debuted at a ‘grande finale’ fashion show hosted by the Bannari Amman Institute of Technology at their university campus in Sathyamangalam.
Feroz Ali, chief executive of NZ Fashion Tech, says the learning opportunity, where students see the full spectrum of production processes from saris being hand-loomed to garment production on a vast scale, is “invaluable”. Here, we showcase six of the project’s colourful designs.
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