DESIGNERS

Fiji Fashion Week 2017 - our 10th Anniversary Show - is fast approaching.  It's amazing to think that we have been producing FJFW events since 2008 and that we have witnessed such an enormous amount of change in the Fijian and Pacific fashion industries over that time.  FJFW has become a regional event that people look forward to with over 450 designers using our platform to launch or showcase their collections.

The Vodafone Arena will again be home to FJFW17 from 22 - 27 May.  Our designer call is about to commence and we have hand selected a number of favourites to make sure that you again come to see a really unique and wonderful blend of Pacifc emerging and established designers.

Fiji Fashion Week has helped local designers realise their ambitions and turn their passion and talent into viable economic opportunities. We achieve this by lobbying in all avenues to develop the fashion industry such as the implementation of fashion and textile into the Fiji secondary school curriculum and tertiary institutes. 

I am confident that the significant efforts and the development of our shows is contributing to the evolving of fashion industry in Fiji. It’s a slow but sure journey and we are making a difference to the local economy. We've come a long way from what i first saw in 2008 with so many Fijian designers now having established markets and successful businesses.

I’m looking forward to seeing you at the Vodafone Arena to celebrate our 10th Anniversary.

Ellen Whippy-Knight
Fiji Fashion Week