Fashion design

Fashion is everywhere, constantly shaping us, and being shaped by us. The changing global environment, from politics and economics to communications and technology, means that future fashion thinkers, makers and designers need to be flexible and innovative.

You will learn skills in pattern making, construction, materials, historical and contemporary fashion analysis and critical thinking - challenging how things are done through fashion design practice. You might design a 3D printed, open-source collection that can be produced anywhere, or a one-off garment that questions ideas of body image.

You will be opened up to a range of design and production processes with a focus on experimentation to create new fashion expression.

You will have the chance to profile your work publicly in an annual design festival, where Rebecca Taylor, Kate Sylvester, Collette Dinnigan and Kathryn Wilson all began their stellar careers. You will have exciting opportunities for internships and international exchanges, with our highly connected industry and institutional networks. And, if you have a competitive spirit, there are numerous competitions you can enter as part of your study, where fashion students at Massey have a long history of success.

Take a look behind the scenes at the 2014 LAUNCH fashion show below.

View CoCA's presence at Wellington Fashion Week 2014 below.

  • Fashion design and business

    If you are attracted to the business end of fashion, then New Zealand’s only joint major in fashion design and business is perfect for you. You can connect your fashion design thinking and making to business and communications expertise, to develop a unique blend of skills for a progressive global market. Alongside all the core fashion papers, you’ll take a suite of papers from one of the business majors on offer: marketing, entrepreneurship and small business, or communication.