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Knight to assist Samoa

Torika Tokalau
Friday, December 13, 2013

FASHION Week (Fiji) Limited managing director Ellen Whippy-Knight is hoping to set up Samoa's first Fashion Week in August next year.

Mrs Whippy-Knight confirmed that she would fly to Samoa soon to begin the groundwork for the inaugural show.

"I go to Samoa in January 2014 to set up their first Fashion Week to be held in August 2014," she said.

She took a group of models and showcased several local designers at the inaugural CPL Group Port Moresby Fashion Week in Papua New Guinea last month.

"Fashion Weeks in Fiji and the Pacific are here to stay. Port Moresby will now be an annual event."

With the success of the Fiji Fashion Week since 2008, she said she had big plans for the Pacific.

"We intend to show the world that we can be just as good at this.

"It will continue until all the main regions in the Pacific have their own."

The POFW was hailed a success by Mrs Whippy-Knight, who said the show was sold out and showcased the work of the Pacific's best designers.