From concept to catwalk

The journey from concept to catwalk has been both rewarding and challenging for Otago Polytechnic Fashion Design ākonga.

COLLECTIONS Student showcase 5

Often described as the future of New Zealand fashion, final-year learners in the Bachelor of Design (Fashion) programme recently showcased their concepts as part of a video shoot produced by Allied Press Productions in preparation for Otago Polytechnic’s ever-popular annual Collections runway show.

To be held at Otago Polytechnic’s Dunedin Campus (Hub) this Friday, Collections features the final designs from our graduating ākonga alongside work by our Year 1 and 2 and post-graduate students.

The fashion film, a collaboration with our friends at Allied Press Productions/Dunedin TV, Aart Models and Ican Models, is available on the Otago Daily Times website here.

Otago Polytechnic Te Pūkenga Head of Fashion Prof Margo Barton says the video is great for ākonga portfolios, helping capture their creativity, skills and depth of knowledge.

"Having this footage of the ākonga talking about their concepts and to see their collections ‘moving’ is wonderful," Margo says.

"They had to curate their two to three favourite looks from a collection of five to seven looks – a challenging professional creative process in itself."

The Collections 23 film will also be broadcast on Allied Press/Channel 39 on December 9, at 7.30pm and the Collections Catwalk Show will be broadcast on December 16, at 7.30pm.


Published on 17 Nov 2023