PNG Fashion Week

PNG Fashion Week goes to Enga

So far the team has travelled to Alotau in partnership with the Women Weavers of Milne Bay Festival where they have already selected a winning designer and model.

They have also travelled to partner with the Kokopo fashion community and will be returning in July to a select winning designer and model during the Mask Festival and excitedly this weekend, they will be in Enga Province.

Director of PNG Fashion Week Philma Kelegai says this will be PNG Fashion Week’s first time in Enga.

Week-long fashion designers’ week

This will be its third season and the week is scheduled from 7th to 12 October.

This year’s theme is “cultural renaissance” and it will explore how creative vision and the cultural infrastructure of Papua New Guinea come together in redefining, through the fashion landscape, the idea of Papua New Guinea. It is a platform that will expose and identify PNG culture and tradition through the lens of fashion. It is a rebirth of age old ideas that help shape the discovery of self and the construction of the future.

PNG Fashion Week extends reach

In its second year of partnership, the PNG Fashion Week brand will in an unprecedented move, now reach all four regions making it officially a national brand.

Adding to its Lae Fashion Week brand are shows in Alotau (Milne Bay), Kokopo (East New Britain) and Wabag (Enga).

Tru Warrior partners with PNG Fashion Week

Tru Warrior has created a movement in PNG that promotes healthy lifestyles and great attitudes and PNG Fashion Week, as a brand that promotes fashion, understands the importance of health and fitness and the role it plays in the fashion industry.

“As a fresh and innovative brand built and run by young Papua New Guineans and a brand that promotes health and fitness, which is essential not only to the fashion industry but also life in general, it made perfect sense to partner with Tru Warrior," said Philma Kelegai, managing director of PNG Fashion Week.

Premier fashion show launches tomorrow

The PNG Fashion Week kicks off midday April 4th and will run through to April 7.

Over the four day period, a number of runways will be staged at various venues throughout Port Moresby.

Vision City megamall will be the centre of hype, playing host to the free runway shows: Street culture show, Vision City show, future show, resort show and pikinini show.

Haute Couture show and the Gold show are closed events, to be held at the Sanctuary Hotel and Sir John Guise indoor stadium respectively.

Each show presents a PNG taste in each fashion category.

Pom fashion extravaganza

The confirmation was made with the official announcement of dates for the PNG Fashion Week.

Like never before, this visual feast will be a week of various fashion events running from April 4 through to April 7.

It’s a national event, attracting designers from right around the country, and models; the youngest being 2 years old.

There will be 7 runways in three different locations – Vision City, Sir John Guise Indoor Stadium and Sanctuary Hotel.

The shows at Vision City are free and will be open to the public, running from April 5 – 7.

Nesian Beauty partners with fashion body

PNGFW announced this last week.

The top-tier beauty, hair and cosmetics company will come together with PNGFW under one roof from April 4th - 7th, for the fashion week, assisting Papua New Guinea’s most esteemed designers in creating their runway looks.

Overseeing the backstage glam will be lead make-up artist, Annemarie Aiva, who has extensive portfolios in the beauty and fashion industries.

PNG Fashion Week confirmed

But under a new team, the fashion week promises to be bigger than the initial year – 2016.

Set for the 4th - 7th April, 2018, the one week will see 8 new runway shows in 3 locations within Port Moresby.

PNGFW managing director, Philma Kelegai, said this platform is designed to see locals grow their talent.

PNG Fashion Week is the premier fashion event of Papua New Guinea.               

PNG Fashion Week appoints new boss

Kelegai is the National Director and Founder of World Supermodel PNG and has been in the fashion and events industry for over 10 years both locally and internationally.

PNG Fashion Week Co-Founder and Director Sally Vuli Napolioni acknowledged the outgoing committee for their hard work and efforts in 2016.

She said it was an honour to work with other Papua New Guineans committed to partnership and entrepreneurship.

11yo designer joins PNG fashion industry

Up until the PNG Fashion Week in August, designing dresses was only Andrea’s passion.

“She would draw amazing dresses and show it to us but you know, it was her thing and we never thought much about it,” says her mother, Colleen.

Colleen was introduced to a whole new world when she decided to bring her daughter along to the PNG Fashion Week.

“When I saw the advertisement in the papers, I thought why not, this is her hobby,” Colleen says.