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Whitecliffe

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Undergraduate Degree

Year of graduation 2014

Fashion

Overall experience

4
WRITTEN ON 12 NOV 2014

I enjoy studying at Whitecliffe

I enjoy the challenge to complete collections while studying. Working towards a runway show is a lot of pressure, but it’s fulfilling and the industry exposure is invaluable. The business and arts papers add depth to the course.

Whitecliffe’s close-knit environment means there’s always a tutor nearby to answer questions And all the students meet when studying together in first year. The friendships and creative input from students outside of your major really help. The local Parnell cafés are a great place to socialise when you need a break

I enjoy the challenge to complete collections while studying. Working towards a runway show is a lot of pressure, but it’s fulfilling and the industry exposure is invaluable. The business and arts papers add depth to the course. Whitecliffe’s close-knit environment means there’s always a tutor nearby to answer questions And all the students meet when studying together in first year. The friendships and creative input from students outside of your major really help. The local Parnell cafés are a great place to socialise when you need a break

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Anonymous

Undergraduate Degree

Year of graduation 2014

Fashion Design

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4
WRITTEN ON 12 NOV 2014

The process has extended her mind and technical abilities

I researched fashion colleges in Auckland and was advised by a prominent designer that Whitecliffe was the best choice due to its industry recognition. I enjoy the entire process of developing ideas, doing the research, translating concepts into designs, and then bringing them to life in tangible, wearable forms.
Also, being the driver of my own work has forced me to improve my time management and organisational skills.

I researched fashion colleges in Auckland and was advised by a prominent designer that Whitecliffe was the best choice due to its industry recognition. I enjoy the entire process of developing ideas, doing the research, translating concepts into designs, and then bringing them to life in tangible, wearable forms. Also, being the driver of my own work has forced me to improve my time management and organisational skills.

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Anonymous

Anonymous

Undergraduate Degree

Year of graduation 2014

Fashion

Overall experience

4
WRITTEN ON 12 NOV 2014

Whitecliffe has a great reputation in the fashion industry

During my time at Whitecliffe I’ve had internships at fashion workrooms Ruby and Kate Sylvester, and fashion industry PR company Process. I’ve also been part of all the excitement of NZ Fashion Week for the past three years. 

Students organise outfits, hair, makeup, models, music, marketing – it’s demanding, but there are no creative restrictions so it’s another chance to experiment with and discover our own design aesthetic.

During my time at Whitecliffe I’ve had internships at fashion workrooms Ruby and Kate Sylvester, and fashion industry PR company Process. I’ve also been part of all the excitement of NZ Fashion Week for the past three years. Students organise outfits, hair, makeup, models, music, marketing – it’s demanding, but there are no creative restrictions so it’s another chance to experiment with and discover our own design aesthetic.

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Anonymous

Anonymous

Undergraduate Degree

Year of graduation 2014

Fashion Design

Overall experience

5
WRITTEN ON 12 NOV 2014

Whitecliffe provided amazing opportunities

I recently set up my own fashion label, Amber Whitecliffe. I am involved with the entire process; marketing, accounting, managing staff, patternmaking, cutting, sewing and selling. It’s a little crazy. 

We had many internship opportunities and other experiences outside of the classroom such as New Zealand Fashion Week. I also really enjoyed the four-year process of developing and finding my own creative voice.”

I recently set up my own fashion label, Amber Whitecliffe. I am involved with the entire process; marketing, accounting, managing staff, patternmaking, cutting, sewing and selling. It’s a little crazy. We had many internship opportunities and other experiences outside of the classroom such as New Zealand Fashion Week. I also really enjoyed the four-year process of developing and finding my own creative voice.”

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Anonymous

Postgraduate

Year of graduation 2014

Fashion

Overall experience

4
WRITTEN ON 12 NOV 2014

At Whitecliffe I was able to develop as a designer

At Whitecliffe I was able to develop as a designer with the amazing grounding I was taught across all disciplines. I thoroughly enjoyed the mix of academia and creative studies. 
After graduating in 2004, I worked as a denim designer for Workshop, and a merino apparel design and product manager for Orca before heading to England where I landed at Rapha in London.

It’s very rewarding spotting my designs on cyclists around the world, receiving great customer feedback or a fantastic product review

At Whitecliffe I was able to develop as a designer with the amazing grounding I was taught across all disciplines. I thoroughly enjoyed the mix of academia and creative studies. After graduating in 2004, I worked as a denim designer for Workshop, and a merino apparel design and product manager for Orca before heading to England where I landed at Rapha in London. It’s very rewarding spotting my designs on cyclists around the world, receiving great customer feedback or a fantastic product review

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Anonymous

Anonymous

Undergraduate Degree

Year of graduation 2014

Fashion

Overall experience

5
WRITTEN ON 12 NOV 2014

.. it was a standalone art school

The fundamental lesson I learned at Whitecliffe about design is that ideas need to be simple, clear and well articulated; even if the work is elaborate. The lecturers were very good at focusing and drawing out our creativity but at the same time they really encouraged us to get stuck in and give it a go. This grounding was invaluable, not only in design work, but in all my life.

The fundamental lesson I learned at Whitecliffe about design is that ideas need to be simple, clear and well articulated; even if the work is elaborate. The lecturers were very good at focusing and drawing out our creativity but at the same time they really encouraged us to get stuck in and give it a go. This grounding was invaluable, not only in design work, but in all my life.

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Anonymous

Postgraduate

Year of graduation 2014

Fashion Design

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4
WRITTEN ON 12 NOV 2014

I have my own brand, thanks to Whitecliffe

I am utilising all the skills learned at Whitecliffe. I’m achieving the dream I had at Whitecliffe. I have my own label, brand and store.

I am utilising all the skills learned at Whitecliffe. I’m achieving the dream I had at Whitecliffe. I have my own label, brand and store.

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Anonymous

Anonymous

Undergraduate Degree

Year of graduation 2014

Fashion

Overall experience

4
WRITTEN ON 12 NOV 2014

Whitecliffe has taught me many things..

Not only did I learn how to create and how to piece together a collection, but I also learned how to express what I want to say. I've never been a public speaker or talented writer but at Whitecliffe we definitely learned how to be better communicators.

Not only did I learn how to create and how to piece together a collection, but I also learned how to express what I want to say. I've never been a public speaker or talented writer but at Whitecliffe we definitely learned how to be better communicators.

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