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Designer redefines her work after a break

Torika Tokalau
Saturday, May 10, 2014

FAILEPOU Peni's label LEPOU will feature for the first time in the Fiji Fashion Week this year.

Ms Peni, 52, is an Auckland-born Samoan living in Sydney, Australia.

One may think that her cosmopolitan background is the inspiration to her label but it's not.

Ms Peni became a Christian after her fashion label went belly up following 17 years of designing Pacific Island wear and haute couture bridal for Pacific and European clients.

She said she took a break because she had lost her passion and drive, her fashion mojo to continue designing.

Her two collections The Rose will feature in the resort wear category of FJFW and The Promise will feature in the established designers show.

The FJFW will be held at the Grand Pacific Hotel from May 26-31.







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