The annual end of year show for CPIT, Pitch, is set to go ahead on November 21, with students simultaneously executing their collections, preparing for runway, and finishing paperwork in order to graduate. In her final year, Cara Davis has taken inspiration from Dior and the Garden of Versailles, translating it into a collection she is eager to showcase at Pitch this year.

“I really wanted to do something with colour this time around because my last collection was monochromatic. So I saw pictures I had from my trip away and it all fell into place,” said Davis.

Pitch will feature full collections by 11 final year Fashion Technology and Design students, with industry professionals often in the crowd looking for young talent.

CPIT is also looking at expanding its education offering, pending approval by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority on a proposed degree-level course in fashion technology next year.