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Page 3 By Farida Master THE brief for the fashion students was to design an outfit for Australian actress Cate Blanchett at a summer luncheon in Monte Carlo. Twenty-year-old Jamie Taylor thought it was fitting to sketch a cit- rus-coloured pantsuit cut in lustrous silk with a zingy, summery edge to it. The former Pakuranga College pupil who is studying design at NZ Fashion Tech says he’s always had a passion for creativity. And being chosen to showcase his creation at New Zealand Fashion Week (NZFW) 2014 is something he hadn’t dreamt of in his wildest designer fantasy. “It’s surreal, crazy,” says the Howick resident, who is over- whelmed with the thought of his design parading on the catwalk at New Zealand’s premier fashion event. Kevin Smith, the owner of NZ Fashion Tech who took the lead in a dynamic collaboration between Resene, NZFW and India, indulgently smiles on. He’s happy his efforts have paid off. Ten looks designed by the stu- dents of NZ Fashion Tech will set the ramp ablaze as they open five Resene Designer Selection Shows at NZFW starting next Wednesday, 5.30pm at the Viaduct Events Centre in down- town Auckland. “The Resene NZ Fashion Tech Colour of Fashion collection will be a high energy getaway from the colour black which normally rules the cat- walk,” says Mr Smith. “We’re bringing colour centre stage.” At the moment, Mr Smith is in the Tamil Nadu province in the south of India. It’s his second trip there, as he hopes to sign a memorandum of understanding with the Bannari Amman Institute of Technology. The first time he visited Tamil Nadu, the Manchester of South India, known for its silk and cotton, he brought back 50 handwoven silk saris in a burst of vibrant colours. It was a perfect springboard for his students to express their creativity on. Resene, the paint company that says it believes in the power of col- our, came on board to help the stu- dents make a stylish statement in jewelled tones. The aspiring designers of the NZ Fashion Tech diploma classes in Auckland and Wellington were asked to focus on technical excellence apart from the design. The timeline was tight, the stakes high. “I did a lot of research, design mood board, storyboard, before I came up with the pantsuit creation,” says Jamie, who hopes to fill in the niche for menswear in the fashion industry. “I wanted to create an outfit with a young vibe, for someone who’s the life of the party.” While Jamie is thrilled that he’s one of the students selected to show off his design at Fashion Week, the challenging project will be rounded off with a trip to India at the end of the year. As part of the Prime Minister’s Scholarships for Asia, 15 students from NZ Fashion Tech will spend five weeks with design pupils of Ban- nari Amman Institute. “Our students will recreate the designs they’ve constructed to dem- onstrate how you can give a modern twist to the traditional Indian gar- ment,” says Mr Smith. “It’s thanks to educators Giles Brooker and Prabha Govindasamy who have a lot of contacts in India, New Zealand and Australia, that we could work on this collaboration. “Next year the Indian students will visit us to share their knowledge.” Colour lightens catwalk Howick design student Jamie Taylor, left, is set to showcase his pantsuit creation at New Zealand Fashion Week as part of the Resene NZ Fashion Tech Colour of Fashion collection. Photo supplied / Styled by Next magazine East Aucklander Jamie Taylor is at the beginning of a colourful career in fashion design and is one of a few fortunate students of NZ Fashion Tech to have creations paraded at NZ Fashion Week. LOCAL LEGEND DIES Trevor King QSM has passed away and details of his funeral tomorrow are on page 5.
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