Fashion Design

Sheena Taivairanga

Sheena Taivairanga

FASHION DESIGN GRADUATE  Sheena Taivairanga’s journey towards studying Fashion Design really began when she was just 11 years old. “When I was a child, my father and I were...

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Maggie Hewitt

Maggie Hewitt

FASHION DESIGN GRADUATE It all began at school when Maggie would pour over fashion magazines like Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar and Elle Glamour “That was how my love affair with...

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Sophie Scally

Sophie Scally

FASHION DESIGN STUDENT   “Fashion is a form of art you can wear and that emphasis is what I love about fashion design at Whitecliffe. Anything is acceptable but it is always...

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Sophia Butler

Sophia Butler

FASHION DESIGN STUDENT   Sophia started with the Foundation Certificate, moved into the Fashion Design major and is now part of the Master of Fine Arts programme focusing on Fashion and...

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Benjamin Farry

Benjamin Farry

FASHION DESIGN STUDENT   Benjamin completed his BFA in Fashion Design at the end of 2015 and is currently studying Fashion Sustainability within the Master of Fine Arts programme....

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Chloe Kwon

Chloe Kwon

Chloe (Youngjoo) Kwon is currently a Year 4 Fashion Design student at Whitecliffe. She was born in South Korea in the city of Incheon, west of Seoul. Talking about her birthplace, she says,...

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Madeleine Harman & Jessica Grubisa

Madeleine Harman & Jessica Grubisa

FASHION DESIGN GRADUATES Harman Grubisa is a quintessentially sophisticated and elegant brand with a clear focus on designing classic, standout pieces for discerning women who value luxury and...

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Tammy Rubin

Tammy Rubin

Tammy Rubin I started a business called Destructive Design 2 years ago and have been building on that ever since. Destructive Design specialises in many forms of design - Street-wear,...

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Roanne Jacobsen

Roanne Jacobsen

Roanne Jacobsen Designer of Saben accessories. Over the last seven years Saben has carved out a niche for itself as New Zealand's top accessories brand. The handbag label is stocked by...

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Brooke Fairgray

Brooke Fairgray

Brooke Fairgray I graduated Whitecliffe College of Arts and Design (Fashion Design Major) end of 2009. Art is life, and I seriously missed that drive in which you live, eat and breath for a...

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Abbey Chapamn

Abbey Chapman Abbey started as a Design Assistant at Charles Parsons directly after leaving Whitecliffe which has lead to an exciting role of buying and design. Her current Range Designer role...

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Tara Cunniffe

Tara Cunniffe

Tara Cunniffe After graduating at Whitecliffe College of Arts and Design in 2008 I launched my label ‘Tara Cunniffe’ in May 2009. I presented my 2010 A/W Collection at Air New...

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Christopher Foot

Christopher Foot

Christopher Foot “The fundamental lesson I learned at Whitecliffe about design is that ideas need to be simple, clear and well articulated; even if the work is elaborate,” says...

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Amber Whitecliffe

Amber Whitecliffe

Amber Whitecliffe While studying at Whitecliffe Amber gained significant experience and skills within the industry, interning or working for  internationally recognized label Pumpkin...

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Emma Green

Emma Green

FASHION DESIGN GRADUATE   Emma lives in London and runs her own freelance active-wear design consultancy working with international clothing companies that include Ten Thousand in New...

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Lan Yu

Lan Yu

Lan Yu “I’m achieving the dream I had at Whitecliffe. I have my own label, brand and store,” declares fashion designer Lan Yu. After Lan, graduated from Whitecliffe in...

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Maxine Wooldridge

Maxine Wooldridge

Maxine Wooldridge After graduating from Whitecliffe College of Arts and Design IMaxine created DMONIC INTENT, a fashion label which focuses on high-end, one-off, women's streetwear...with an...

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Nicole Wesseling

Nicole Wesseling

FASHION DESIGN GRADUATE     Nicole first came to Whitecliffe in 2009 as the winner of the Newmarket Young Designer Competition and, while a student at Whitecliffe, she was a...

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Jorge Alfaro

Jorge Alfaro

FASHION DESIGN GRADUATE     Jorge is a fashion designer with a broad aesthetic that extends from the creation of futuristic avant-garde garments to the development of an...

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Samantha Chapman

Samantha Chapman

Samantha Chapman Fashion Design Year Four “I enjoy the challenge of taking my designs from flat sketches and developing them into wearable garments,” says fourth year fashion...

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Blair Wheeler

Blair Wheeler

FASHION DESIGN GRADUATE     The evolution of Blair’s label BW 36.174 from inception to present day, with the opening of his new high-end store in Anzac Ave; Auckland,...

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Alana Barnes

Alana Barnes

Alana Barnes –Fashion Design Year Four “During my time at Whitecliffe I’ve had internships at fashion workrooms Ruby and Kate Sylvester, and fashion industry PR company...

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Courtney Harper

Courtney Harper

FASHION DESIGN STUDENT Courtney is studying Fashion and Sustainability within the Master of Fine Arts at Whitecliffe after having completed her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Fashion Design in 2013...

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Ursula Utting

After completing bursary in English, Art History, Photography, Painting, and Design Ursula was aware of her creative bend but did not a strong leaning towards one discipline. She planned to attend...

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