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PNG Fashion Designers to Compete

10 Papua New Guinean fashion designers will be showcasing their work in the first ever Miss Pacific Island Pageant (MPIP) PNG Project Runway comes the 30th of July in Port Moresby.
This event is specifically to identify a talented fashion designer that will take care of PNG’s representative in the Miss Pacific Island Pageant later in December in Samoa. In a press conference yesterday, Deputy Chairlady of MPIP PNG Mrs Molly O’Rourke said there is poetical for the growth of the fashion designing industry in PNG to grow and such is an opportunity for local designers to take their work to a regional level.
The guest judges are professional fashion designers from Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga and Cook Islands and will be judging on three categories which include sarong wear, evening wear and traditionally inspired wear. Fijian designer and judge Epeli Rakai Tuibeqa said the pacific with its rich culture has more to offer to the global fashion market and with such an event it will inspire and harness the potential pacific designers have.
The MPIP PNG Project runway will be held tomorrow at the Lamana Hotel with 71 outfits to be showcased.

Picture: MPIP organizer Euralia Paine, MPIP D/Chairlady Molly O’Rourke, Tongan Designer and Judge Sione Liafail Maileseni and Fijian Designer and Judge Epeli Rakai Tuibeqa


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