Belinda Watt BA, Dip Journalism

HOD Fashion Design

Phone: 09 601 8955
Room: Main - Fashion Studio

Belinda Watt joined Whitecliffe College of Arts and Design in 1990 as Head of the Fashion Design Department. She completed her BA with a double major in English and Music at Victoria University in Wellington and her Diploma of Journalism at Auckland University of Technolgy in Auckland. She worked as a freelance fashion designer in Wellington and Auckland for seven years and then owned her own high fashion men’s and women’s boutique, Equinox, in Auckland, for 11 years. She has presented her collections in fashion shows in Auckland and in 1988 received the Manufacturer’s Award in the New Zealand Wool Awards. She continues to work as a freelance designer specialising in made to measure tailored and couture designs. She has been a Moderator for the Fashion Department at Manukau Institute of Technology, on the Review Panel for the Textiles and Fashion Design Programme at Northland Polytechnic and External Examiner for the Honours Year at Auckland University of Technology. She has been a member of the Costume Institute Section of the Auckland Museum Institute and is a member of FINZ, (Fashion Industry of New Zealand), and of the Designer’s Institute of New Zealand. For the past three years she has been on the judging panel of the Newmarket Young Fashion Designer Award.