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Essence of the Pacific – Not a One Trick Pony

By FARAZ ALI Michael Mausio is a veteran of the Fiji Fashion Week circuit. In a short time, this young designer has gone from showing a collection, to setting up a legitimate fashion business, to becoming a member of the Fiji Fashion Council. He has achieved all this after coming onto the scene only 6 years ago in 2009 with ... Read More »

Fiji Fashion Week Charity Lunch a Success

By Faraz Ali This year’s annual Charity Lunch, sponsored by Westpac for Fiji Fashion Week was a resounding success. Supporters of the event were dressed to the nines for one of Suva’s most stylish events with bright and bold Pacific colours and prints being the most obvious trend of the day. The event was held in the Matua Room of ... Read More »

Tahitian Duo to Dazzle at Fiji Fashion Week

By FARAZ ALI Hani Haring and Benjamin Schetrit are the dynamic Tahitian Duo who plan to rock the first night of Fashion Week – Resort Collections. Hand selected by Fiji Fashion Week Managing Director, Ms Ellen Whippy, from a group of designers presented to her by the French Embassy in Suva, the show promises not to disappoint. They were selected ... Read More »

Fashion Education Necessary for Development of Industry

By FARAZ ALI Tahitian Designers, Hani Haring and Benjamin Schetrit believe that better education is needed in the Pacific to facilitate growth of the regional fashion industry. The young duo are part of a number of overseas designers choosing to show collections formulated especially for Fiji Fashion Week this year. The issue of education was raised on the floor this ... Read More »

Fashion Week Begins

By FARAZ ALI Today marks the beginning of one of Suva’s most glamorous events – the annual Fiji Fashion Week. Having been established in 2008 as the premier fashion event of Fiji and the Pacific, advice it has gone on to form a loyal following of designers, pill fashionistas and the fashion-curious alike. This year sees the introduction of a ... Read More »

Intimate Fiji to Kick off Fashion Week

By FARAZ ALI The coveted opening slot for Fiji Fashion Week this year is being filled by none other than Sonam Sapra. The young designer burst onto the local fashion scene some years ago with bold designs and a strong vision for representing Fiji through innovative prints on commercial garments. This year, she is showing predominantly swimwear as part of ... Read More »

Teen Model Competition Begins

Competition is already underway for the 2014 Nivea sponsored, Miss Teen Model competition at the Fiji Arts Club in Suva yesterday. Young women between the ages of 14 and 19 will face 2 days of tough auditions before facing judges in a final round on Saturday to determine the top 20 who will then compete the following week for the ... Read More »

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