TWO established Indian fashion designers - Joy Mitra and Pankaj Kumar - are in the country to inspire local designers.
The designers will be part of the Fiji Fashion Week show, Fashion in Paradise, which will draw local designers who are into traditional and modern designs.
Fiji Fashion Week director Ellen Whippy-Knight said the Fiji Fashion Week team was extremely excited to have the Indian designers because they were well established in Delhi.
"Fiji Fashion Week cannot wait to show the people of Fiji what the two designers have to offer with the focus on new traditional and modern designs straight from India," she said.
Designer Joy Mitra said being in Fiji was a great break from the recent Indian Fashion Week.
He said it would be a great opportunity for him to showcase some of his new collections which were displayed at the India Fashion Week.
"The collection is from a fashion line which was developed earlier in the year," Mr Mitra said.
"I am excited to show my collection to the people of Fiji - it is more about Indian traditional stuff which includes a bit of modern influence."
Mr Mitra said his collections required hard work.
"I wish not to disclose more on my collections as I wish for all to see them during the fashion show," he added.
Samars Designs' Pankaj Kumar said he was happy to be part of the Fiji Fashion Week since he had been trying to come to the country over the past three years.
Mr Kumar said he hoped to inspire local designers in the country and also get ideas on how he could relate Fiji fashion trends to Indian fashion.
Forty five fashion designers are expected to be part of the Fiji Fashion Week's Fashion in Paradise show.
Meanwhile, budding designer
Sonam Sapra, 26, will also be part of the Fiji Fashion Week show. Ms Sapra has been living in the US and only recently acquired a love for designing and fashion.