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A bold issue

Torika Tokalau
Wednesday, April 30, 2014

TWO students of Marist Brothers High School have taken it upon themselves to portray the issue of racism in the fashion industry on to their garments in next month's Fiji Fashion Week.

Specifically, Seci Burese and Andre Marseu want to address racism in modelling agencies.

After researching the topic, the Year 12 students found that on average, there was one dark skinned model in every fashion show worldwide.

"As history students, we had a topic based on cultural interaction in South Africa. We thought today, in the fashion industry, there is still racism from modelling agencies.

"It's an epic task to transfer that subject on to clothes and catwalk but we have immense support from the school."

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