Fiji Time: 11:48 PM on Friday 22 September

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

First for fashion

Dawn Gibson
Saturday, March 22, 2014

ROBERT Verebasaga and Artika Devi have become the first recipients of the Australian Government's first ever fashion-specific scholarship to Australia this week.

The duo told this newspaper that the thrill of being selected to study one of their biggest passions in one of the most fashionable places on the planet was an incredible feeling.

"Growing up in Fiji in the 70s and early 80s around the Tiki Togs time, that was where it all started — that kind of fashion," explained Mr Verebasaga, who would pursue an associate degree in applied fashion and technology at the Melbourne Institute of Technology.

"The fashion industry in Fiji is a growing sector and by that, I mean you don't have many boutiques to go to which sell good quality clothing which is well made, so I hope to contribute to that."

Ms Devi, on the other hand, has for the past four years pursued her "plan B" as she calls it — which is to be a banker, with the hope of one day going into fashion.

"I've always been into fashion for as long as I can remember and I've always been into the latest trends."








Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Westpac
Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.61690.5979
JPY 56.853253.8532
GBP 0.36700.3590
EUR 0.41880.4068
NZD 0.69110.6581
AUD 0.63360.6086
USD 0.50190.4849

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 22nd, August, 2017

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Ballot date set
  2. Vesida body find classified as murder
  3. Citizens urged to move past differences
  4. Electrification refund
  5. FNPF for farmers
  6. 90pc births safe
  7. Reforms dismay
  8. Kumar: Boreholes not ideal source
  9. Fire destroys classroom, students relocate
  10. FLOTSAM AND JETSAM

Top Stories this Week

  1. The fee to kill Tuesday (19 Sep)
  2. $16k dream holiday Monday (18 Sep)
  3. Mysteries of the floating island Wednesday (20 Sep)
  4. Teens hurt in brawl Saturday (16 Sep)
  5. Head teacher in court for sexual assault Monday (18 Sep)
  6. Pay rise deal Wednesday (20 Sep)
  7. Man freed from prison Tuesday (19 Sep)
  8. Resort's legacy Thursday (21 Sep)
  9. Murder suspects further remanded Monday (18 Sep)
  10. Planned water disruption advisory for Suva Wednesday (20 Sep)