Fiji Time: 5:27 AM on Sunday 1 March

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Award for contribution to fashion in Fiji

Nanise Loanakadavu
Monday, February 04, 2013

FIJI Fashion Week (FJFW) Limited founder and managing director, Ellen Whippy-Knight's contribution and commitment to boost the fashion industry in Fiji was recognised on Saturday night.

She was recognised and awarded for her outstanding achievement in the fashion industry at the Fashion Designers Alliance of Fiji's Crystal Ball at the Suva Civic Centre lower auditorium.

Ms Whippy-Knight had worked hard bringing recognition to the industry, particularly designers.

Mark Halabe, managing director of Mark One Apparel while presenting the award said Ms Whippy-Knight was best known for her unique personality.

She was described as someone who pushed the edge to ensure private and public sector contribute to the fashion industry in Fiji.

Mr Halabe said whoever Ms Whippy-Knight approached for sponsorship and assistance would not have had any choice but do the job anyway because of her driving personality.

"When she talks, everyone listens," he said.

This, he said, was simply because of her passion towards recognising the fashion industry in Fiji.

Also awarded on Saturday night was Tiki Togs as the pioneer contributor to the fashion industry and KOOKAI for its outstanding contribution towards fashion and local designers overseas.

Ms Whippy-Knight received the award on behalf of the owner of KOOKAI.





Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Hong Kong 7s - A brief look back at how the tournament has changed in 40 years
  2. Porn a form of violence
  3. Human sexuality
  4. Fear and pain
  5. NRL: Seven debutants set to take field
  6. Ten-year dream becomes reality for Mercer
  7. Fruit fly find raises total to eight
  8. FEA awards company with gensets project
  9. Reds fall short against Highlanders
  10. Relocation query

Top Stories this Week

  1. Porn search: Fiji in top ten Friday (27 Feb)
  2. The last goodbye Tuesday (24 Feb)
  3. Bonus pay Tuesday (24 Feb)
  4. Dead in early morning plunge Friday (27 Feb)
  5. Wife's sorrow Wednesday (25 Feb)
  6. Bainimarama: Expect the rise Monday (23 Feb)
  7. JPs in corrupt practice Monday (23 Feb)
  8. Body find shocks duo Thursday (26 Feb)
  9. 3 walk free Thursday (26 Feb)
  10. A mother's anguish Wednesday (25 Feb)