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EIT Fashion Show A Runway Success

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EIT Fashion Show A Runway Success

EIT fashion students and their models sashayed down the runway, showcasing a stunning selection of designs at a spectacular event staged at the Hawke’s Bay Opera House last night. (Wednesday, 14 November)

The evening is the traditional finale to the Certificate in Fashion Apparel students’ year, and the fledgling designers made the most of the opportunity to flaunt their fashion flair, pattern-making prowess and tailoring talents to the capacity crowd.

Twenty-three fashion students organised and managed most of the aspects that formed part of the EIT ideaschool fashion show, including modelling garments they had styled for themselves.

Showing promising aplomb, 12 first-year students modelled street-wear, portfolio garments and fashion entries that were accepted for judging in the prestigious Cult Couture show held recently in Auckland.

Several of the garments were runners-up in Cult Couture categories.

For the EIT Fashion Show, the 11 students completing the two-year certificate programme were each required to submit a competition piece and a collection of three garments for their final collection.

Screen production students, who also come under the ideaschool umbrella, filmed the show so that students completing the fashion certificate programme will each have a DVD to illustrate their work.

EIT hairdressing and beauty therapy students also played their part in the show’s success, styling hair and applying make-up for the catwalk models.

As a new feature of the annual event, prizes donated by sponsors were awarded to high-achieving students.

Programme coordinator Cheryl Downie says the evening demonstrated a high level of mastery of the multiple skills the students will need to survive and thrive in the fashion world.

“It is exciting to see the flowering of their talents and development of their skills as they progress through the programme,” she said.

“In the course of two years, they learn so much about the industry – from apparel production, machinist skills, pattern drafting, fashion illustration, production skills, garment production through to managing small businesses.”

Now in its fourth year, the two-year certificate is proving to be a well-established pathway into the fashion industry. Those completing take a variety of pathways including, for some, self-employment.

“After such a spectacular fashion show, I am very much looking forward to welcoming the new creatives joining the programme next year,” Cheryl said.

Nicole Dawson:


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This garment from Year 2 student Nicole Dawson’s Toxic Charm collection embraces a 1950s’ rockability style but with a new age twist.

Tory Tiopira:


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Second-year student Tory Tiopira named his collection Te Neehi and Mark after his late grandparents – both strong influences in his life. It is his way, he says, of “giving back, a little like a memorial for my grandparents”.


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