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Fashion Industry’s Evolvement Amazes Minister

The chief guest at the Fashion Council of Fiji National Designer Awards last night, Minister for Industry, Trade and Tourism Premila Kumar, congratulated the council for a job well done.
03 Feb 2019 10:00
Fashion Industry’s Evolvement Amazes Minister
From left: Model of the Year: Jorja Naidu, Chairperson for the Fashion Council of Fiji and the Fijian Fashion Festival Faraz Ali, Naina Sayed-Khaiyum who received a special acknowledgement for her contribution to the industry, and Minister for Industry, Trade and Tourism Premila Kumar at the Grand Pacific Hotel on February 2, 2019. Photo: Simione Haravanua

A gathering at  Grand Pacific Hotel was told about the importance of the fashion industry to Fiji’s economy.

The chief guest at the Fashion Council of Fiji National Designer Awards last night, Minister for Industry, Trade and Tourism Premila Kumar, congratulated the council for a job well done.

Mrs Kumar spoke of how amazed she was to see how fashion and design had evolved to play an important role in Fiji’s economy, just like the other industries.

New Zealand High Commissioner's wife Folaleini Curr in second from right with friends and family during the Fiji Fashion Council awards night at Suva's GPH on February 2,2019.Photo:Simione Haravanua.

New Zealand High Commissioner’s wife Folaleini Curr in second from right with friends and family during the Fiji Fashion Council awards night at Suva’s GPH on February 2,2019.Photo:Simione Haravanua.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

He said participants could also contact them if they wanted to know more about the judging process and criteria.

Staff members from APTC Suva during the Fiji Fashion Council awards night at Suva's GPH on February 2,2019.Photo:Simione Haravanua.

Staff members from APTC Suva during the Fiji Fashion Council awards night at Suva’s GPH on February 2,2019.Photo:Simione Haravanua.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“For now, we have something to celebrate,” he said.

Jorja Naidu won the Model of the Year award.

The staff from Kookai Lyndhurst during the Fiji Fashion Council awards night at Suva's GPH on February 2,2019.Photo:Simione Haravanua.

The staff from Kookai Lyndhurst during the Fiji Fashion Council awards night at Suva’s GPH on February 2,2019.Photo:Simione Haravanua.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“I’m grateful and honoured,” she said.

“It’s incredible to work in the fashion industry.”

She acknowledged her family, the Fashion Council of Fiji and team for their support.



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