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Student designers inspire with precision and elegance

Ana Madigibuli
Sunday, June 01, 2014

HOW precise and elegant the designs fitted models during the Fiji Fashion Week Student Designer show, showed great styling and practical work done by their makers to create marketable collections for this year.

The 18 student designers continued to inspire with their fashion magazine designs melding urban, casual and practical stylish pieces that young people could see themselves wearing today.

The Student Designer show showcased different and unique styles by students from around the four divisions.

Savusavu Secondary School's Cherish Prasad, who won this year's prize for best student designer, said he designed his pieces with the objective of giving the wearer confidence.

Prasad said he wanted to create something that would be marketable and practical to wear on any occasion.

"The fashion scene in Savusavu is not that strong and so I hope to create a spotlight for outfits that people there will feel comfortable wearing and at the same time be fashionable," Mr Prasad said.

"My design theme for this year is 'Believe' and I was inspired by my mum who was always into fashion."

He said a major challenge he faced was getting his designs to the capital and fundraising for the expenses.

"I used rayon fabric on my designs because its breathable, easy and fun and can be worn to any occasion and the designs were also screen-printed giving it a little Pacific look," he said.

About 200 people turned up to watch the Student Designer and Children Designer Show at the Grand Pacific Hotel.


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