Young designer wins a spot at New Zealand Fashion Week – New Zealand Herald

From successful a journey to India to placing her award-successful design on stage, pupil Susan Colton is on a trendy roll.

Susan Colton mastered stitching at the age of 11 when she made a kite.

Now, practically 10 years on, her world-class expertise have earned her the chance to have her work seen by hundreds of trend-savvy eyes.

The younger trend pupil's design would be the first to hit the Resene Designer Runway at New Zealand Fashion Week later this month.


The 20-year-outdated has taken out the Resene NZ Fashion Tech Color of Fashion competitors, beating 36 different diploma college students from the Institute of Fashion Know-how.

"Its simply wonderful," mentioned Colton whose prize included tickets to a number of the hottest reveals at Fashion Week and a personalised tailors kind - a vital instrument for her profession.

Colton's sassy jumpsuit with a difference won her a spot at Fashion Week.
Colton's sassy jumpsuit with a distinction gained her a spot at Fashion Week.

The Wellingtonian mentioned her successful silk jumpsuit and coat, which has a plunging neckline, lace and eyelet detailing and embossing, was based mostly on reminiscences and the way they form our lives.

"What I designed was who I actually need to be as a designer and it is simply wonderful that different individuals can see it, too. Clearly the win and the publicity and being in India have given me a lot inspiration and data," mentioned Colton.

Colton has spent virtually six weeks in India after successful a Prime Minister's Scholarship for Asia. The training expertise noticed her recreate her clothes from domestically sourced silk for a trend present hosted by the Bannari Amman Institute of Know-how in Sathyamangalam.

To enter the Resene competitors, college students needed to create silk clothes in a Resene color.

Judges chosen 16 finalists, together with an general winner, to current at Fashion Week, which runs from August 22 to 28.

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