Southern Institute of Technology (SIT) can help bring creative concepts to life, assisting fashion students with the realities of their future in the fashion industry, as well as nurturing their artistic talents.

No matter which fashion course students choose, they have access to fantastic tutors, industry-standard equipment and software, and can immerse themselves in a supportive, creative environment which will allow them to explore and let their talents blossom. SIT’s fashion courses are designed to ensure graduates are fully prepared to enter employment in this exciting and dynamic field.

At the end of each year, SIT holds a student showcase week involving various events and activities that allow students to present their hard work from throughout the year.  One such event is the Chrysalis Fashion Show, where the Bachelor of Fashion (Design and Technology) students present their collections – the result of their blood, sweat and tears, and creations of which they are incredibly proud.

The New Zealand Diploma in Fashion Design (Level 6) programme offers a Competition paper which involves the students entering the annual Hokonui Fashion Design Awards, held in Gore. A great way to help students experience the realities of being involved in a fashion show and to have their garments ready for the awards deadline, the Hokonui creations are always a highlight.

SIT’s fashion students are also offered the opportunity to travel to Dunedin for iD Dunedin Fashion Week and to Auckland for New Zealand Fashion Week.  From the highs of the catwalk, students can gain inspiration for their own designs and with access to fully automatic industrial sewing machines and computer programmes and hardware used for computer-aided pattern-making; students have all the equipment necessary to create real-world projects: making real garments for real people.

For more information, email info@sit.ac.nz or call SIT today at 0800 40 3337.