BY MAVIS NISHIMURA PODOKOLO
THE 2018 fashion show has attracted an unprecedented number of designers who will one day become big names in the business.
These young designers are students from King Georg Sixth School, St John’s school and Mbokona School.
Addressing the event over the weekend, Mrs Failepou Penni, Director of the Pacific International runway, said it is encouraging to see more emerging designers participating in such events.
“It is encouraging to see emerging designers took part in the 2018 fashion week.
“Keep on moving forward and don’t stop till you reach your dreams in the fashion industry in the level of national, regional and international,” Penni said.
She said she was pleased to see the young designers’ products, something she says is an indicator that the Solomon Islands fashion industry is growing.
“It indicates that the country’s fashion industry is developing gradually,” Penni said.
President of the Association of Solomon Islands in Creative Fashion (ASICF) Justina Radclyffe said last week the 2018 Solomon Fashion Week organisers focused on emerging designers because they are the future designers for this nation.
“As we grow old and they grow young and we need to groom them so that they can push and grow the fashion industry in the next level.
“Therefore I encouraged you (emerging designers) to use your experiences and your passion to strive and achieve your dreams,” said Mrs Radclyffe.