“ I just got back from the Whitecliffe Graduate Show. It was amazing! So much young talent.” Industry feedback like this says it all.
This year’s fashion show was a huge success with guests from the fashion industry as well as family and friends attending to the sold-out event to view a multitude of talent from Whitecliffe Years 2, 3, & 4 students.
Sally Huang and Yun Shin Do are finalists in the 2012 iD International Emerging Designer Awards. Opening doors into fashion careers from iD Dunedin’s runway to international opportunities the 2012 iD Emerging Fashion Awards offers designers from some of the world’s most prestigious design schools a platform that recognises and rewards the next generation of designers. The iD Fashion Awards are an exciting opportunity for designers to network, develop collaboration with other international young designers, industry contacts, high profile guest judges, media, established designers, and gain invaluable professional experience.
Effects of the fashion industry becoming economically conscious in society grabs the attention of future designers.
“Hypothesis 2012” is an Autumn/Winter fashion collection evolving from the awareness of global warming. Recent fashion major BFA graduate from Whitecliffe College of Arts and Design Stephanie Au-Duong, has designed a range influenced by natural disasters, which was shown at the Whitecliffe College of Arts and Design Fashion Show, November 26, 2011. Sustainability is also a focus in Ms. Au-Duong’s collection, where fabrics such as hemp and organic cotton were used to form unique and innovative garments for men and women.
Madeleine Harman, BFA graduate 2011, Fashion Design major has a position with Caroline Sills in Devonport and will be touring European fashion houses and museums with a group of students from Montclair University, New Jersey in the New Year. The European fashion experience is the result of Harman’s Wikiriwhi award as joint top Year 3 student in 2010.
Sean Cai received the top Year 3 Fashion Award. Model agency Red Eleven were so taken with his collection that they have offered to sponsor models and a photographer for Sean’s Year 4 Look Book.
Samantha Chapman top Year 2 Fashion Design major won $1000 in products from Charles Parsons.