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Fashion Industry Has A Big Growth: Kennedy

Bottega Gold Textile Excellence Award winner Robert Kennedy said the growth of the Fiji Fashion Week was phenomenal. “And now it’s grown in that regard and the quality of garments
29 May 2017 11:00
Fashion Industry Has A Big Growth: Kennedy
Robert Kennedy.

Bottega Gold Textile Excellence Award winner Robert Kennedy said the growth of the Fiji Fashion Week was phenomenal.

“And now it’s grown in that regard and the quality of garments has improved as well and there’s a big growth,” Mr Kennedy said.

The Nadroga based designer’s collection called, Robert Kennedy Fiji at the show was Indian inspired in many ways.

“The Indian culture uses a lot of flowers in their art and creativity and I made some tapa masi flowers that developed into prints,” he said.

He said as a textile designer it was thrilling to win the award as this was all about the prints from the beginning.

Mr Kennedy said since it started he was the only designer focused on print and over the years it had grown enormously.

Over the years he has won many accolades in various events and he thanked Tapoos for their incredible support of selling his collections and Fiji Fashion Week founder Ellen Whippy-Knight for the support and influence.

Mr Kennedy said his favourite during the week-long show was the Student Design Seminar programme and the students really did an awesome job in creative designs.

“And the student of the year award went to a student from Sigatoka Methodist College so that was great,” he said.

The established designer’s long -term plan is to tap into the overseas market. Mr Kennedy was one of the four top winners who were awarded during the finale Gold Couture Runway show on Saturday night.

Edited by: Rusiate Mataika

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