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Designers inspire students

Torika Tokalau
Thursday, May 29, 2014

ABOUT 300 secondary school students who attended the Fiji Fashion Week's fashion and design forum have been inspired by international and local designers who are here as guests of the event.

International designers Sarah Jane, Hani Haring and Benjamin Schétrit spoke on the beginning of their fashion careers, challenges and collections.

"Hani Haring and Benjamin Schétrit are successful stories of what it takes to be in the industry, they are big believers of using the natural resources around us," major organiser, Ellen Whippy-Knight said.

Local designer Robert Kennedy, who featured in the Established Designers show last year, also shared his story.

All the designers emphasised on the importance of education for the development of fashion in Fiji.

Helena Talei Rosi, a Year 10 student of Suva Grammar School who is a two-time FJFW student designer winner, also made a presentation.

"I am inspired by you my peers and things I see around me and I am committed to my passion," Rosi said.

Students from Tailevu North, Vunimono High College, Jai Narayan College, John Wesley College, Assemblies Of God High School, Cathedral Secondary School and Ballantine Memorial School attended the one-day forum at the Grand Pacific Hotel.

Meanwhile, resort wear pieces will be showcased tonight during the official opening of the FJFW fashion show at the GPH.








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