Fashion Art

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...

Designer Nicholas Huxley with one of his designs during the Business of Fashion workshop at the National Productivity and Training Centre at Nabua campus on Wednesday, January 18, 2018. Picture: JONACANI LALAKOBAU

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...

Fiji museum launches online exhibition

THE Fiji Museum today launched the Fiji Intangible Cultural Heritage Google Art and Culture Online Exhibition. Directro Sipiriano Nemani said the museum received funding in 2016 to prepare a submission to exhibit on Google Arts & Culture a representative intangible cultural heritage (ICH) element from Fiji. He said after discussions within their own working group...

Fashion Council to launch 2019 Fijian Fashion Festival

AFTER its inaugural success this year, the Fashion Council of Fiji is bringing another exciting feature of its Fijian Fashion Festival. The council will be launching its Fijian Fashion Festival 2019 this Saturday – December 15 bringing in a new theme for the event “Neon High Fashion”. According to a statement from the council, guests...

Born from Fire exhibition goes west

THE “Born from Fire” three dimensional art exhibition is now travelling to the West for the first time. Following on from the success of the second annual at the Grand Pacific Hotel earlier in October, the exhibition will now be at the Denarau Yacht Club this month, located in Denarau Marina. According to a statement,...

Stage set for 2018 Style Fiji

THE final dress rehearsal for the 2018 Style Fiji Bollywood Glitz and Glamour show was held today at the Sofitel Resort and Spa Ballroom in Denarau. Event coordinator Zelda Thomas said the event is expected to be entertaining while at the same time showcasing some of the fashion industry’s renowned talents. She said models and...

Academic highlights importance of art and craft

THE importance of teaching art and craft in schools will come to the fore if there is ever an audit on human rights in Fiji, says Fiji National University academic Perry Gabriel. He made the comment during the opening of FNU’s College of Humanities and Education’s Art Exhibition at the Natabua campus on Saturday. “We...

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