Students' fashion show for the ages

Modelling fashion student Felicity Cook’s garments at the Otago Polytechnic Collections Graduate...
Modelling fashion student Felicity Cook’s garments at the Otago Polytechnic Collections Graduate Fashion Show are Rasa School of Dance pupils (from left) Dakota McKellar (5), Shawn Wang (6), Valery Herrero (7), Violet O’Sullivan (6) and Aisha McKellar (7). PHOTO: LINDA ROBERTSON
A year of hard work for Otago Polytechnic fashion students culminated in a runway show last night.

Thirteen graduating third year bachelor of design (fashion) students showed their collections to the public at the Collections 2019 Graduate Fashion Show.

Highlights from first and second year students, postgraduate students and masters students were exhibited as well.

Graduating student Felicity Cook, of Rotorua, said childrenswear had always been a route she wanted to take.

The 21-year-old created pyjamas which had a pocket in the arm for a pad, which essential oils could be dropped on, to help children sleep.

"I got into aromatherapy earlier in the year and wanted to target children with a range to help them sleep so came up with these pyjamas.

"There were a lot of all-nighters to get to this point, which are very worth it now."

Otago Polytechnic senior fashion design lecturer Tracy Kennedy said the brief for students was broad and as a result their personal aesthetic and philosophy shone through.

"It's always amazing to see where they get to at the end."

The students would graduate next month.

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