NTPC continues partnership with Fiji Fashion

Student designers setting the standard with their collections during a recent fashion show in Suva. Picture: FT FILE/ATU RASEA

THE Fiji National University’s National Training and Productivity Centre (NTPC) has continued its partnership with Fiji Fashion Week.
This after NTPC has provided its training facilities in their Nadi and Nabua campus to organisers of FFW with no charges to use for workshops for their emerging designers, which is part of their sponsorship of this year’s fashion show in Suva.
NTPC Director Dr Isimeli Tagicakiverata said it was important for NTPC to show its support towards these initiatives.
“The NTPC has been partnering with FFW for some years now and we are happy to continue with this arrangement,” Dr Tagicakiverata said.
“I’m informed by the organisers that there are several new designers this year who trained at our facility and this is absolutely good news for us.”
FFW’s managing director Ellen Whippy-Knight acknowledged NTPC’s commitment in offering programs for fashion and design.
“We would like to take this opportunity to thank all our sponsors who have come forward to support the local fashion industry. Through this partnership, we have been able to host our workshops and trainings at the NTPC centres,” she said.
“This year, we have six emerging designers – Jacquelyn Rosie Isaac, Seci Burese, Josefa Turaga, Alice Timbal and Kess Baleirara who have been part of the workshops held at NTPC and will be showcasing their creativity.”