FIJI Fashion Week director Ellen Whippy-Knight has confirmed they will get in international buyers at next year's show.
Ms Whippy-Knight said she was excited for local emerging designers but believes they are not ready to have their clothing lines and designs flaunted in front of international buyers.
"What we have been trying to do is develop these emerging designers so that they can get comfortable and confident with their designs to suit the market," she said.
"If we get the buyers in too early, the buyers will only get one bite of that apple because designers have yet to market their lines bigger."
She said she was confident by next year, local designers would be ready for international buyers.
Meanwhile at this year's much anticipated FJFW, 47 designers will showcase their clothing lines, 90 girls will model the clothes and more than 100 volunteers will assist.
"It is going to be a bigger and better Fiji Fashion Week," Ms Whippy-Knight said.
For the first time in FJFW, a fashion forum will be held and will feature international designers speaking about the industry.
The FJFW begins on October 17 and runs for three days.