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Designers Announced For Fiji Fashion Week’s 10th Anniversary Show

Fiji Fashion Week announced yesterday its schedule for this year’s shows to be held in Suva from May 22 to 27, 2017. Reaching into its 10th year, Fiji Fashion Week
28 Apr 2017 11:00
Designers Announced For Fiji Fashion Week’s 10th Anniversary Show
Featured are some of the Fiji Fashion Week models. Photo: Fiji Fashion Week

Fiji Fashion Week announced yesterday its schedule for this year’s shows to be held in Suva from May 22 to 27, 2017.

Reaching into its 10th year, Fiji Fashion Week is excited that the collections shows this year include 34 designers across its three nightly shows (the Pacific Resort, Trend Setters, Couture), as well as its eight children’s designers with over 20 student designers.

Fiji Fashion always attracts an eclectic mix of emerging and established designers and this year designers include: 8 Mountains, Chamorrita Swimwear, Dane Fabricius, Engeleena, Femata Couture, Hani Haring, Haus of Koila, Hupfeld Hoerder Designs, Jade Lloyd Jones, JOAN.A, Karalina, KO-IA, KuiViti, nasaroa, Oliver Sinclair, PNGianKala by Sarah Todd, Rachel Fairfax Designs, RIMA Designs, Robert Kennedy Fiji, Tauariki Wear, Waithiko Creation, Zuber.

The managing director of Fiji Fashion Week, Ellen Whippy Knight was delighted to see the arrival of the 10th anniversary and reflects upon the growth in the fashion industry in Fiji.

“We have got a lot of new talent in the market. We have emerging designers who have been looking for an outlet to showcase their work and we have got established designers who have been working with us since 2008 and now operating businesses themselves,” she said.

“There is so much talent in the Pacific – designers who are trained and building their businesses and designers who are just doing what comes naturally to them – being inspired by their surroundings and expressing that in beautiful, wearable clothes.

“We want to position these designers to make the most of the media and buyers located in the region and so the show will move to Sydney in 2018” says Mrs Whippy Knight.

Another first for the event is the inclusion of a fashion symposium on the schedule. Chief Guest and keynote speaker, Tracy Kennedy from Otago Polytechic in New Zealand will present on the global business of fashion.

Other speakers include: brand developer Peter Naughton, former IMG Head of Fashion Emily Weight, and designer/artist/maker Beck Jobson chief executive officer Craft Victoria.

Source: Fiji Fashion Week

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