Education Policy | Post Primary | Preschool | Primary | Tertiary | Search

 


Fashion Students Make Their Big PITCH


12/11/12 – For immediate release

Fashion Students Make Their Big PITCH

Dr Seuss meets origami, an antique nautical print, the contrast between Russian dolls and the real Babushkas, the movie The Notebook – inspiration for CPIT’s fashion design and technology students’ final year collections certainly comes from a diverse range of sources.

Eight students will present collections at PITCH on 24 November in the Rakaia Centre as part of CPIT’s Creative Festival.

Behind the scenes is a huge amount of work; the students must develop their theme, choose materials, create patterns, construct every garment in their collection and then select models and oversee styling for the catwalk show.

“The quality is very high,” CPIT fashion programme leader Niki Chrisp said. “They are very good technicians and they would be an asset to any future employer.”

The practical aspect of the programme makes it popular with industry because graduates are ready to contribute to any part of a workroom’s operations. Two previous graduates have won Westpac Designer of the Year, some have started their own labels and others can be found at some of the country’s top labels.

While a number of current students have produced commercial collections, others have used their final training time to experiment with more avant garde couture.

“It’s a bit excessive,” Phoebe Ratcliff said of her Russian-inspired collection featuring velvet and leather she had embossed with lace. “But I like excessive. I might as well go all out on the last one!”

“I’m taking origami ideas and making it wearable,” Gemma Ross said. “It’s challenging and fun. Now is the time to experiment.”

First and second year students also show mini collections in PITCH, as part of their preparation for creating full collections in their final year. PITCH also exemplifies the collaborative spirit of CPIT’s Creative Festival, incorporating the amazing skills of CPIT's digital video post-production students to create a professional and dynamic night for industry and the public of Christchurch.

PITCH is on 24 November in the Rakaia at CPIT at 6pm and 8pm. Limited tickets are available for the 6pm show; the 8pm show is now sold out.


Click for big version.


Click for big version.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Christchurch: Fixing Town Hall Means Performing Arts Precinct Rethink

Christchurch City Council’s decision to spend $127.5 million fixing the Town Hall means not all the land currently designated for the city’s Performing Arts Precinct is required, Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee says. More>>

ALSO:

With Hunters & Collectors: The Rolling Stones Announce New Auckland Date

It’s the news New Zealand has been waiting for. The Rolling Stones today confirmed the rescheduled dates and venues for both the Australian and New Zealand legs of their highly anticipated ’14 On Fire’ tour. Now, Frontier Touring is also delighted ... More>>

ALSO:

Flying Things: Conchords, Pretties Help BATS Fly Home

The launch of BATS theatre’s fundraising campaign has taken off – with a bit of help from their friends. And with friends like theirs… An event last night hosted by Te Radar at Wellington’s latest waterfront venue, Shed 6, featured Fly My Pretties and, in a dream-come-true scenario, Flight of the Conchords. More>>

ALSO:

Environment: Zoo’s Own Wētā Workshop Produces Rare Giants For Release

Following unprecedented breeding and rearing success, Auckland Zoo is today releasing 150 of New Zealand’s largest giant wētā, the wētā punga, onto pest-free Motuora Island in the Hauraki Gulf. A further 150 will be released onto Tiritiri Matangi next month. More>>

Girls On Film: Divergent Hits The Big Screen

n January, Catching Fire (the second film in the Hunger Games series) not only became the biggest US box office success of 2013 : it also became the first film starring a female actor (ie. Jennifer Lawrence) to top the annual domestic earnings chart since The Exorcist, 40 years ago. More>>

ALSO:

Wellington.Scoop: No Travel Sanctions For Russian Billionaire’s Superyacht

On the same day that New Zealand announced travel sanctions against selected Russians, a Russian billionaire’s superyacht berthed in Wellington Harbour. More>>

ALSO:

Mental Health: UC Researchers Believe Robots Can Persuade People To Conform

A team of University of Canterbury (UC) researchers and scientists believe robots can persuade people to conform through group pressure... ``Our results showed that robots can induce conformity but to a significantly lesser degree than humans." More>>

NZ On Air: Local Content Holds Steady At 32% Of Television Schedules

Since 1989 NZ On Air has measured local free-to-air television content. The report compares the schedules of the six national free-to-air channels, to observe trends and changes in the local content landscape. More>>

Arts Fest: 2014 New Zealand Festival A Spectacular Celebration

The New Zealand Festival welcomed the world to Wellington over 24 days (21 Feb – 16 Mar) of arts events across the city. “[current figures show] slight increase on the 110,000 tickets issued in 2012. It’s a great result.” More>>

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Education
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news