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Resene colour hits the runway

30 Aug 2018

It’s fashion week in New Zealand, which means the announcement of the Resene NZ Fashion Tech Colour of Fashion prize for 2018 – and beautiful, colourful designs that will take to the catwalk, inspired by Resene colours.

Students at NZ Fashion Tech were briefed to design an outfit using fabric in a Resene colour. Of the 35 students, Makyla Ata came out on top, winning for her elegant dress Unruffled, with fabric in Resene Bullseye.

Makyla saw the crimson red of Resene Bullseye as something that would be embraced by Paris glitterati. The dress is designed with a boned bodice laced on either side, with ties falling to the floor. A removable flounce looped with covered buttons unravels the dress into multiple looks, giving the wearer permission to ‘break free’ and channel her inner Parisienne.

Unruffled by Makyla Ata. The fabric is in Resene Bullseye.

The top 17 entrants, including Makyla, will show their designs on the Resene Designer Runway in three public shows at New Zealand Fashion Week – the designs are a rainbow of beautiful, colourful fabrics in a range Resene colours.

Left to right: designs by Amber Sterritt, Louisa Gibson and Anastasia Leuluai.

Left to right: designs by Jo Shierlaw, Tessa Gould and Nooroa Tualagaua.

 Left to right: designs by Mia Williams, Terry Krause and Michael Mells.

Design by Carol Hingano.

The opening show for Resene Designer Runway is sold out but there are still tickets left for the Thursday 30 August and Saturday 2 September shows. Get your tickets from iTicket