Fashion Art

A design for Times

DESIGNING uniforms usually involves a lot of intricate planning to properly represent a company’s values to the public. Ilai Jikoiono was the designer behind The Fiji Times staff new uniforms which was launched during the company’s 150th anniversary celebrations this year. According to him, the new uniform reflected the company’s history with elements used from...

The artistic three – Hill, Bower and Ho put on exhibition

THE Na Marama Bale na Roko Tui Dreketi, Ro Teimumu Kepa, paid tribute to the many Fijians who contributed to Fiji through their artistry and crafts on Tuesday night last week. Speaking at the opening of the Born from Fire Exhibition at the Grand Pacific Hotel in Suva, the Burebasaga paramount chief said she hoped...

Shane displays his unique talent

IT took a while to get his work recognised, but it was worth every effort he put into his craft. Shane Bower, a metal sculptor and contemporary artist, wowed many art lovers at the Born from Fire exhibition with his intricate and detailed sculptures borne from years of practice and passion. The artist could only...

Event to feature respected Pacific fashion line brand

SUVA’s very own Samson Lee will be among designers who will be showcasing their clothing line at this year’s Bayleys Style Fiji 2019 in Nadi. Themed “A Night in Venice”, the fashion charity event will be held at the Sofitel Resort and Spa, grand ballroom on Denarau on November 30. Samsom is the brains behind...

Plus size Tongan American model for Bottega fashion festival

THE first Polynesian plus size Tongan American model for Sports Illustrated, Veronica Pome’e is currently in the country and will be part of the 2019 Bottega Fijian Fashion Festival this week. In an interview with the Fiji Times today she said she is not only a representative of Tonga but of the whole Pacific region....

Adi Gani: Sisters’ bridal brand inspired by a mother’s love

Though five years apart, sisters Ana and Asenaca Tamani, are peas of the same pod. They not only grew up together but literally live together and work together. Under the label, Adi Gani, in memory of their late mum, they have combined their creative acumen to catapult masi bridal wear to new heights. Still very...

Budding designers take centre stage

NIC’SNEWGEN emerging designers workshop continues this week in the lead-up to Fiji Fashion Week 2019. Held at the Fiji National University’s National Training and Productivity Centre in Suva, award-winning fashion design educator Nicholas Huxley said there was quite a lot to do before the actual event. This week, he said he would be overseeing the...

Bula smile

LEIGH Hutchinson has never been to any place in the Pacific. Growing up, the lass from the United Kingdom had heard quite a few stories about beautiful islands in the Pacific region and it had always been her dream to travel to the place someday. So it happened that at the age of 30, her...

Designers learn principles of designing

AN important element in fashion is ensuring that there should be a connection for the collections. Highlighting this, international award-winning fashion teacher, designer and Fiji Fashion Week (FJFW) mentor Nicholas Huxley said these include architecture, dominance, lines, direction, colour, texture, shape, repetition, proportions and shape. Mr Huxley conducted a Fashion and Design Workshop in Suva...

Models selected to take part in FJFW

SEVENTY-FIVE models have been selected by the Fiji Fashion Week (FJFW) to take part in the FJFW show in May. FJFW managing director Ellen Whippy-Knight said they had a huge number of models turning up to be part of this year’s show. The models had their first choreography rehearsals in Suva on Saturday. “Basically we...

FJFW designers learn principles of designing

THE Fiji Fashion Week (FJFW) held a Fashion and Design workshop last night to teach designers the principles of designing. FJFW mentor Nicholas Huxley who facilitated the workshop said the event was about teaching emerging designers the elements and principles of designing. “These include architecture, dominance, lines, direction, colour, texture, shape, repetition, proportions and   shape,”...

Alliance Francaise de Suva launches photo contest

THE Alliance Francaise de Suva language and cultural centre launched a photo contest as part of its environment month initiative in Suva on Thursday. With the theme “Untouched Nature”, the exhibition will be held on February 28 at the venue in Suva. Centre director of culture and communications Charlotte Tassel said they decided in February...

Painter joins market

FOR Tiko Edson, making the decision to join the ROC Market in Suva, has been a fruitful one. Ms Edson was among vendors at the monthly market in Suva yesterday. The 30-year-old painter said this was her second time at the ROC Market. “I actually joined the market last month. I graduated from Australia Pacific...

Fashion industry has made progress, says Ali

FASHION Council of Fiji chairperson Faraz Ali says the fashion industry in the country has made numerous progress over the years. Mr Ali said there had been a lot of changes, growth and a very strong boutique culture had been developed in the country. “There is a lot of people out there who are now...

A merry Christmas to you

TODAY is a very special day for Christians around the world. Today is when Christians celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. They will remember, and rejoice with the story of the little baby who was born in a manger in Bethlehem. It is a story that has been retold many times. It is as familiar...

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