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 Process. I’ve also been part of all the excitement of NZ Fashion Week for the past three years,” says Year Four Fashion Design student Alana Barnes.

She recently joined the Signature Style team as an intern stylist working on big projects with Juliette Hogan Uniforms for Kiwibank and Westfield ‘Walk in Wardrobes’ and fashion shows.

“Whitecliffe has a great reputation in the fashion industry,” she says.

Alana won first place in the 2013 Newmarket Window Display Competition; three outfits from her graduate collection, Art of Armour, went on display in design boutique Muse.

She says Whitcliffe’s end of year fashion show is always a highlight. “Students organise outfits, hair, makeup, models, music, marketing – it’s demanding, but there are no creative restrictions so it’s another chance to experiment with and discover our own design aesthetic.”


Alana Barnes