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Fiji Fashion Week To Celebrate 10 Years In Gold

Fiji Fashion Week To Celebrate 10 Years In Gold
FJFW crew with managing-director Ellen Whippy-Knight earlier this month finalising the nitty gritty details for the events leading up to Fiji Fashion Week next month. Photo: Fiji Fashion Week
April 21
11:00 2017

Fiji Fashion Week (FJFW) and Fashion Paradise will colour their 10 years anniversary ‘gold’ next month.

FJFW managing-director, Ellen Whippy-Knight said this year’s event would be the biggest show they’ve ever had along with the biggest presence of international designers and media.

She said their theme for the week-long event next month is ‘Gold’ as FJFW has achieved many goals that seemed impossible in 2008, the first time they staged Fiji Fashion Week.

“We’ve got fashion education now and it’s also being introduced in schools as well so we really have come a long way,” Ms Whippy-Knight said.

“We have also helped develop fashion shows around the Pacific,” said Ms Whippy-Knight.

At the helm of it all, Ms Whippy-Knight said it wasn’t easy at all as it was always a passion of hers.

She also wishes to thank the support of all their sponsors for without them it wouldn’t be possible.

“Back in 2008 I noticed that not many were qualified fashion designers and somehow we’ve set a foundation for Fijian designers and they’ve really grabbed the opportunity and ran with it.

“Now Fijian designers understand that the fashion industry is a trade and a business – not just a show and they are so ready for the International market.”

The anniversary dinner targets to raise $12,000 to be able to bring in international media and presenters.

The anniversary dinner will take place at the Forum Secretariat in Nasese, Suva.

The major Fiji Fashion Week event will be from May 22 to 27 at the Vodafone Arena, Suva.

At least 38 designers will be part of the main show. Fourty student designers will be showcasing their work while eight designers will feature in the children’s show.

About 60 models, 50 children models and 160 student models will be part of the event.

Tickets are now on sale starting from $5 and can be bought from MHCC in Suva.

Edited by Ranoba Baoa




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