Papua New Guinea Fashion and Design Week will host a fundraising dinner to support the fashion tourism industry.
PNG Fashion and Design Week director, Janet Sios, stated a fashion runway present fundraising dinner might be held on the Gateway Lodge in Port Moresby tomorrow.
Mrs Sios stated the small however vital occasion is a lead up to the primary occasion that might be held later in August this yr.
She stated PNG Fashion and Design Week is eager to promote fashion tourism within the nation.
She stated the fundraising on Saturday night time, PNG Fashion and Design Week will function Samoa-Australian Sydney-based mostly worldwide fashion designer Fey Penni, PNG’s very personal Sarah Haoda Todd and rising PNG designer Natasha Tamanabae.
Mrs Sios stated that the three designers might be showcasing their labels in a mini fashion present that might be scheduled in the course of the fundraising dinner on that night time.
Fey Penni can also be within the nation on the invitation of the PNG Fashion and Design Week 2017.
She praised the trouble of the PNG Fashion and Design Week organising committee for his or her dedication regardless of little support from the federal government and the related companies answerable for the tourism industry within the nation.
Natasha Tamanabae additionally shares the identical sentiment as a younger rising fashion designer within the nation.
Ms Tamanabae stated extra consciousness and workshops are wanted to educate individuals and key authorities establishments to begin supporting the fashion tourism industry, which has a sleeping big potential to support the financial system within the close to future.
Mrs Sios stated that PNG has loads to supply to the worldwide fashion industry market.
She added that PNG Fashion and Design Week’s objective is to create a platform so strange Papua New Guineans can develop their very own model and generate earnings utilizing this platform.
She stated the opposite Pacific Islanders are making their mark within the fashion industry, it’s time that PNG should make a stand to promote our wealthy tradition and harness them into the up to date fashion and design industry, which is the subsequent massive factor.