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Final Nominees Announced

Final Nominees Announced
Model Kristina Nagan wears a dress designed by Designer of the Year nominee Samson Lee on the runway at the Fijian Fashion Festival 2018. Photo: Supplied
November 09
10:29 2018

With the National Designer Awards by the Fashion Council of Fiji just around the corner, on Friday, November 23, at the Grand Pacific Hotel, the team at the council is thrilled to now announce the finalists for two of their categories – Designer of the Year and the Fashion Media of the Year.

The finalists are as follows:

Designer of the Year

  1. Moira John – 8 Mountains
  2. Samson Lee – Samson Lee
  3. Jadeine Whiteside – Jadeine Whiteside
  4. Su Samuels – Lavalani
  5. Ilai Jikoiono – ZUBER
  6. Hupfeld Hoerder – Hupfeld Hoerder
  7. Micheal Mausio – Mausio
  8. Aisea Konrote – Hefrani
  9. Pacific Island Arts
  10. Zulfikar Ali – AZA


Fashion Media of the Year

  • Sandhya Nand – Publicist
  • Ilai Jikoiono – Photographer
  • Temesia – Blogger
  • Duane Leewai – Graphic Artist
  • Filipe Naigulevu – Writer


While the other categories are being judged by a panel of respected fashion industry professionals, the People’s Choice Award is determined by public vote.

You can vote for your favourite Designer of the Year finalist, by sending a direct message to the Fiji Fashion Council Facebook page (-, or by emailing

Voting closes on November 15 (*last date for voting has now been extended).

You can be at the National Designer Awards to see who takes home the trophies!

Tickets are available now from House of Design boutique, located at shop 2 QBE Centre in Suva.

You can also email for more information or to book a ticket.

This night will be more than just an awards ceremony- the evening will also unveil the launch of the Fijian Fashion Festival 2019, which means in addition to seeing who wins live, ticket holders will also be the first to find out what’s in store for FJFF next year.

The event also includes a fashion show, entertainment, and an after party!

Source: Fashion Council of Fiji



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