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Fashion Designer Moira Solvalu Eyes Rotuma

She began as an emerging designer in 2009 on the Fiji Fashion Week runaway before growing an organic online company. “I only started with drawing and when I finally developed my passion in designing, I left my day job and focused on my small business,” Ms Solvalu said.
30 May 2022 16:22
Fashion Designer Moira Solvalu Eyes Rotuma
Fashion designer, Moira Sulvalu and Oinafa on the island of Rotuma.

Moira Solvalu has been a fashion designer since 2009 and launched a summer wear collection during the Fiji Fashion Week show over the weekend.

The mother of one was inspired by her son’s love for swimming that she designed swim- wear using local designs.

Ms Sulvalu said when launching a new collection, it was best they did it on a fashion runaway.

 

She began as an emerging designer in 2009 on the Fiji Fashion Week runaway before growing an organic online company.

“I only started with drawing and when I finally developed my passion in designing, I left my day job and focused on my small business,” Ms Solvalu said.

“I hope that a fashion school would be set up for young talented designers.”

 

Six Senses is located on Malolo island in the Mamanucas.

Six Senses is located on Malolo island in the Mamanucas.

How Many Places Have You Visited Around Fiji?
I have been to Malolo Island, Beachcomber outside of Lautoka.

 

Radisson Blu Resort Fiji, Denarau .

Radisson Blu Resort Fiji, Denarau.

What Is The One Place In Fiji You Would Take Visitors To?
Radisson Blu Resort, Denarau, Fiji.

I love the activities that they have especially for kids and the facilities as well.

 

Members of the Fijian Drua team and staff of the Coffee Hub at one of the many outlets in the western division. Photo: The Coffee Hub FB Page.

Members of the Fijian Drua team and staff of the Coffee Hub at one of the many outlets in the western division. Photo: The Coffee Hub FaceBook Page.

What Is Your Favourite Place For Coffee/Pie?
The Coffee Hub and Portside Coffee for a great taste of coffee.

Love to support small businesses.

 

Volleyball

What Is Your Favourite Backyard Spot?
I love to play volleyball.

 

 

Rotuma.

Rotuma.

What Is One Place In Fiji That Remains On Your Bucket List?
Rotuma.

I would like to visit Rotuma, and get back to my roots and find something that inspires me for my next collections called the Ikau collection in the next fashion show.

 

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