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

 
Culture: Rare Hundertwasser Conservation Posters Found After 40 Years

When Jan and Arnold Heine put a roll of conservation posters into storage in 1974 they had no idea that 42 years later they would be collectors items. More>>

Scoop Review Of Books: The Stolen Island: Searching for ‘Ata by Scott Hamilton

Reviewed by Michael Horowitz
Located even further south than temperate Noumea, Tonga’s tiny island of ‘Ata might have become the jewel of the kingdom’s burgeoning tourist industry. Imagine a Tongan resort that would not only be mild in winter, but pleasant in summer. More>>

Reviewed by Michael Horowitz
Located even further south than temperate Noumea, Tonga’s tiny island of ‘Ata might have become the jewel of the kingdom’s burgeoning tourist industry. Imagine a Tongan resort that would not only be mild in winter, but pleasant in summer. More>>

Scoop Review Of Books: No Pretence. No Bullshit. Fine Poem.

John Dickson doesn’t publish much; never has. Indeed, this new collection is his first such in 18 years. As he wryly and dryly states,

I’ve published two slim volumes, and spent all
My time working on the next.
(from Wasp p.67) More>>

Scoop Review of Books: Extraordinary Anywhere: Essays On Place From Aotearoa NZ

The New Zealand landscape undoubtedly is very beautiful, but so is the British one, and my attachment to this country is much more about some particular places, and the memories and emotions that in them combine, than it is about the landscape as a whole. More>>

Canonisation Fodder: Suzanne Aubert Declared ‘Venerable’

Suzanne Aubert, the founder of the Sisters of Compassion New Zealand’s home grown order of Sisters, has been declared ‘venerable’, a major milestone on the path to sainthood in the Catholic Church. More>>

“I Have Not Performed Well Enough”: Ernie Merrick Leaving Wellington Phoenix

Ernie Merrick has stepped down from his position as Wellington Phoenix FC Head Coach. The club would like to thank Ernie for his contribution to Wellington Phoenix and wish him all the best in his future endeavours. More>>

Ray Columbus: NZ Music Icon Passes Away

60s New Zealand music Icon Ray Columbus has passed away peacefully at his home north of Auckland... Ray Columbus enjoyed more than three decades at the top of NZ entertainment as a singer, songwriter, bandleader, music manager and TV star. More>>

Review: Bernard Herrmann's Scores For 'Vertigo' & 'Psycho'

Howard Davis: The NZSO's adventurousness was richly-rewarded, as the deeply appreciative Wellington audience was given the opportunity not only to see a couple of Alfred Hitchcock's greatest films, but also to hear fine renditions of two of Bernard Herrmann's most accomplished film scores. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Education
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news