Nudging fashion’s obsession with black, the Resene NZ Fashion Tech Colour of Fashion collection is bringing colour extremes onto the runway at New Zealand Fashion Week for the second year.
Always innovative, New Zealand’s favourite paint company keeps exploring fresh, eye-catching ways to bring its fashion colours to life, while also giving unique opportunities to young Kiwis keen to exhibit their design talent – in colour.
So, the latest on-trend Resene paint colours with names like Smooch, Freefall, Juicy and Kakapo, will be expressed as contemporary fashion in the 2015 Resene NZ Fashion Tech Colour of Fashion collection.
Ten stunning looks, designed and made from hand-woven Indian silk saris by Diploma students at NZ Fashion Tech as part of their academic course work – five from Auckland and five from Wellington with an average age of 22 – will open four Resene-sponsored public shows at New Zealand Fashion Week.
The Resene Designer Selection Shows begin on Wednesday 26th August at 5pm.
Karen Warman, Marketing Manager of Resene, says: “Audiences will see a very cool collision of Resene’s new-season paint colours, exciting young designers from NZ Fashion Tech with no creative limitations, and the colour imaginings of India – a nation whose zest for colour has long been woven into beautiful fabric.”
The garments are of a quality and inventiveness which would confidently hold their own on any fashion runway, according to leading New Zealand fashion curator and judge for the 2015 Resene NZ Fashion Tech Colour of Fashion collection Doris de Pont. BACKGROUND BELOW.
For Resene Designer Selection Show dates, times and tickets go to iTicket.
The big news for 2015 is that a panel of judges will this year select a winning design from the Resene NZ Fashion Tech Colour of Fashion collection.
Resene will give the winning designer from NZ Fashion Tech a trip for two to Dunedin and the opportunity to attend iD Dunedin Fashion in the audience in 2016. iD is fast becoming the ultimate shop-window for emerging talent in fashion design.
The winner will be revealed on August 26, 2015.