Established in 2008, Fiji’s Fashion Week has grown in strength from year to year. With a strong textile industry in Fiji it is no wonder they have been able to grow their local fashion industry so well. PNG has had several shows in the past but nothing that has been consistent. There was the Kool Fashion Awards in the 1990’s and the Niugini Ice Fashion Awards in the early 200’s but none of them ever lasted.
A group of aspiring young PNG women, one being a former Miss PNG is currently working on a PNG Fashion Week to be launched sometime this year so hope we can finally see the start of something again in PNG. I guess it wouldn’t hurt for us to look to Fiji more for the manufacturing aspect of our designs.