When did a crocheted poncho ever look so extremely masculine? V-neck shirt, coordinating sulu and tapered trousers by Tesmesia. Beautiful conventional textiles usual into an unique robe by Tracey Ann Farrington. At Fiji Trend Week, a mannequin and designer are reunited. Tribal prints up to date into luxurious silk clothes with a recent edge by LavLani Designs. All picture credit: instagram.com/fijifashionweek.
The wonderful islands of Fiji seize our creativeness of paradise. Picture: Tesmesia solar gown.
BULA! Fiji’s world-famous “Bula” is greater than a greeting. It’s the real friendliness, kindness, and joyful spirit permeating each side of Fijian life. Arrive as a customer and depart as household by experiencing the Bula spirit firsthand by way of cultural heritage actions, corresponding to village visits, every day interactions with locals; (and style exhibits in fact.) Credit score:nationalgeographic.com.
A daring picture of leonine grace. Naina Fiji, Bau Bau photographer.
Now in its 16th yr, the 2023 iteration of Fiji Trend Week was a celebration of the style historical past of the Pacific Islands. Many designers had been impressed by the archipelago’s wealthy variety of textile traditions. Whereas honoring their phenomenal artisanal heritage quite a few manufacturers usual clothes which can be stylish, fashionable silhouettes.
Ellen Whippy-Knight, pictured on proper, is the Managing Director of Fiji Trend Week and has been concerned with the present because the inception in 2008. Newly appointed producer Jarrad Clark, together with Temesia Tuicaumia, social media coordinator/gifted designer labored tirelessly with Ellen to provide the best Fiji FW to this point.
The sulu, a kilt-like garment worn by males, launched within the nineteenth century by missionaries was initially worn by iTaukei Fijians to point their conversion to Christianity. It’s now thought to be Fiji’s nationwide gown. Credit score: wikipedia.org. Enticing vest and sulu ensemble by Tesmesia.
Present stopping garment that includes open wrapped jacket and floral mesh skirt by Tesmesia.
Blazer, sulu and leather-based harness, Tesmesia.
Customized crafted floral robe by Tesmesia.
Sheer floral shorts and prime by Tesmesia. Congratulations to this gifted designer who was the winner of the Finest Menswear Designer award.
LavLani model crafts elegant robes with a reference to historic textiles.
Refined island attraction. LavLani
A pupil with 1,000,000 greenback smile fashions through the pupil runway present.
Conventional patterns and classy silhouettes seen on the pupil runway present.
The style designers of tomorrow. Scholar runway present.
Dawn tones blended with gold motifs by Cherish Designs.
Modern males’s sulu ensemble in eye-catching ocean blue by Cherish Designs.
Elegant seashore ensemble by Cherish Designs.
Vibrant colours, dramatic patterns, tribal pedigree; add these components to an astute understanding of what at this time’s shoppers need. What do you get? Fiji Trend Week. Cherish Designs.
Hupfeld Hoerder applies conventional textiles to trendy new designs.
Swim set for males. Hupfeld Hoerder.
Candy mini by Hupfeld Hoerder.
Tribal prints look so new. Hupfeld Hoerder.
Silver corset over bodycon black gown by Hosanna Kabakoro, designer of the Duatani model.
Feather embellished vest paired with coordinated sulu create a regal vibe. Duatani.
Pure magnificence, designer and tremendous mannequin Hosanna Kabakoro.
Backstage on the Helen Oro Designs runway present.
Backstage enjoyable, Helen Oro Designs.
A brand new look in menswear. Hand beaded chest plate and facial decorations are a recent tribute to historic Native ornamentation. Helen Oro is a celebrated First Nation indigenous dressmaker based mostly in Canada. Helen Oro Designs.
Bedazzled wrap sun shades by Helen Oro Designs.
Embellished and beaded Mod sun shades by Helen Oro Designs.
Designer Helen Oro applies beaded handwork to lots of her luxe purses and equipment. Helen Oro Designs.
Ornate beaded lace element. Designer Helen Oro is from the Pelican Lake Tribe of the Bear Creek Clan, Canada.
Two piece ensemble by Helen Oro Designs.
Shoulder yoke and beaded facial ornament. Different menswear by Helen Oro Designs.
References to conventional indigenous First Nations individuals physique adornment. Helen Oro Designs.
That is the primary adorned and bejeweled gasoline masks I’ve ever seen. What about you? The designer blends the ideas of magnificence and survival to create a thought upsetting objet d’artwork. Helen Oro Designs.
Chook of Paradise shirt by Tuwisi Fiji.
Tuwisi Fiji. The glory of exuberant shade.
Tuwisi Fiji. Audacious menswear.
Daring florals and vibrant colours of the Polynesian Islands. Tuwisi Fiji.
Mixing historic symbols with up to date tailoring, Tuwisi Fiji.
What to pack whereas visiting an island paradise. Tuwisi Fiji.
Female and flowing resortwear by Tuwisi Fiji.
Dazzling Fijian mermaid. Tuwisi Fiji.
Highlighted eyes and lips. Dramatic magnificence particulars for Tuwisi Fiji.
Woven with pure fibers, this sustainable headpiece by Suga Rose is the right crown for an island goddess.
Woven corset paired with a daring floral silk skirt by Suga Rose. Sustainable designer Atelaite Daunibau incorporates stitching, dyeing, weaving, gluing and crocheting into her distinctive attire.
Conventional groomsmen fashions by Suga Rose. Camp shirt with coordinated sulu.
Bridal social gathering by Suga Rose.
Woven strapless gown by Suga Rose.
Pure fibers, handcrafted vest and embellished sulu. Menswear by Suga Rose.
Hand woven prime paired with flowing trousers. Suga Rose.
Intricately woven mini with mesh prime by Suga Rose.
Suga Rose silk caftan and spectacular headdress.
Cropped vest paired with matching lime inexperienced shorts by bespoke designer Daniel Avakian.
Cool and breezy gown with elegant drop waist element. Daniel Avakian.
Hanging blue-green cloth handcrafted right into a three-piece ensemble by Daniel Avakian.
Entrance making high-low robe by Daniel Avakian.
Beautiful silhouette the place the previous and current merge. JS Designs by Jyoti Shandil.
Conventional Fijian materials mix effortlessly with a sequin bodice. JS Designs.
Uneven particulars kind a placing menswear ensemble. JS Designs.
Regal two piece drama by JS Designs.
Conventional textiles mixed with a recent vibe. JS Designs.
Present stopping Chook of Paradise ensemble by JS Designs.
Refined eveningwear by Samson Lee, winner of the Fiji FW Designer of the 12 months award.
Dramatic two piece gown by Samson Lee.
Seashore prepared ensemble by Samson Lee.
Candy and attractive by Samson Lee.
Sundown pink and child blue jumpsuit with over jacket by Samson Lee.
Samson Lee understands social gathering put on.
This two tone robe is a celebration. Samson Lee.
Magnificence particulars behind the scenes at Samson Lee.
Samson Lee backstage, cheering on his runway fashions.
Teen mannequin photographed by Bau Bau.
Elegant mannequin photographed by Bau Bau.
Sleek magnificence by Bau bau photographer.
Wonderful conventional Fijian styling by the incomparable Tracey Ann Farrington, winner of 5 Fiji Trend Week awards.
Tracey Ann Farrington is each a dressmaker in addition to a textile designer.
Tracey Ann Farrington provides conventional clothes in addition to up to date attire.
Cabana set by Tracey Ann Farrington.
Luxurious wrap prime with coordinated sarong by Tracey Ann Farrington.
An imposing tribal princess. Tracey Ann Farrington.
The place else however Fiji Trend Week can we have a good time fashions that mirror the expert artisans of the previous united with the gifted designers of at this time? Beautiful males’s tribal ensemble by Tracey Ann Farrington.