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The Haus Of Koila Launches Sustainable Fashion With A Purpose 2020

Tickets for the show will go on sale online from November 19 at $150pp VIP.
28 Oct 2020 16:03
The Haus Of Koila Launches Sustainable Fashion With A Purpose 2020

The Haus of Koila (HOK) is excited to launch its inaugural Sustainable Fashion with a Purpose show, a celebration of resilience and sustainability through fashion and culture.

Launching the event today, HOK director and established Fijian fashion designer Adi Koila Ganilau said the event is a culmination of resilience, adapting fashion to the new normal and embracing the winds of change brought about by the global COVID-19 pandemic.

“Coronavirus has made the fashion industry around the world come to a halt and like many in the industry, we’ve taken this hiatus as an opportunity to reassess our fashions direction of trend.” Ganilau said.

“The pandemic has exposed the cracks in the system and pushed our brand more online and unfortunately for others, it took a shock like this for bigger companies to open their eyes and see that the systems they built around profit and growth can crumble easily, there isn’t any resilience and retail was hit really hard.”

“We need to put the health of our ecosystems at the heart of our businesses, that means design systems from a humanitarian, community centered perspective”

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The event, which is on Thursday, December 17, 2020 at the Novotel Suva Lami Bay, will initiate the brand’s corporate social responsibility arm for positive social impact empowering women and youths through sustainable entrepreneurship and development.

“We hope that through this platform, we inspire many others to continue doing what they do in the creative sector and adapt to sustainable measures in the long run.”

The event will feature a retrospective collection by Haus of Koila – paying homage to Ganilau’s lineage of inspirational women.

“The new collection is a time capsule collection reflecting the different generations from my late grandmother, the late former First Lady, Ro Adi Lady Lala Mara to her great granddaughters, who are learning to embrace the new world that has and will become post COVID-19,” Ganilau added.

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The event is supported by Mai TV and Mix FM including Novotel Suva Lami Bay Hotel as the venue partner. Mai TV will air the delayed coverage of the event as a one hour special on Boxing Day.

Tickets for the show will go on sale online from November 19 at $150pp VIP.

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