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Salusalu Collection From Robert Kennedy Now Available

The Robert Kennedy Fiji Salusalu Collection has now been officially launched and is available at all Tappoo outlets. This follows after the collection being showcased at the Fiji Fashion Week
10 Sep 2014 09:31
Salusalu Collection From Robert Kennedy Now Available
Fiji Airports Staff members with their families during the Pinktober event at the Fiji Airports Headquarters in Nadi. Photo: Mereleki Nai

The Robert Kennedy Fiji Salusalu Collection has now been officially launched and is available at all Tappoo outlets.

This follows after the collection being showcased at the Fiji Fashion Week 2014.

Mr Kennedy was inspired to create a series of Silk Screen Prints on Masi (Tapa), depicting tribal jewelry hung like in a display cabinet after recently participating in several jewellery workshops around Fiji.

This theme was further developed into some of the stand out signature prints of the Salusalu Collection.

In Samoa last year, Mr Kennedy visited Robert Louis Stevenson’s house, Vailima and loved how it blended British sensibilities with Pacific culture and art.

This also resonated strongly with another trip he had made to Cambridge, United Kingdom the year before, where he saw a wonderful collection of Fijian artifacts and jewellery and was impressed with how they were displayed in a modern manner.

This blending of disparate cultures is a consistent theme in most of Mr Kennedy’s designs and particularly so in this collection.

“This year we see a culmination of different things coming together to offer a uniquely Fijian made and designed product,” Mr Kennedy said.

Colour palette

Colours are also always an important factor in Mr Kennedy’s collections and this year is no exception.

His striking color palette includes new colors such as Lemon, Tangerine, Fuchsia and Olive, which are beautifully blended with his perennial favorites of Turquoise, Black, Grey and Lime Green.

The Salusalu Collection 2014 sees a culmination of many different facets coming together to offer a bold, new and unique look at contemporary Fiji design.

These prints by Robert Kennedy were inspired by South Pacific jewellery pieces he saw displayed in museum cabinets.

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