"This platform was created to showcase the talents of our Pacific designers, models, makeup artists, stylists and all fashion associated professions. There are so many talented and dynamic Pacific people achieving in their respective fields, in Australia and in the Pacific, but not getting the chance to showcase their skills to a mainstream audience within Australia."
"The Pacific has a strong sartorial identity and a modern sense of style that is not often depicted when the Pacific is sold to the world. Many of its countries –Fiji, Samoa, PNG, New Caledonia, Tahiti- have thriving "troppolitan" societies and fashion industries, with well-known design houses and established and emerging designer labels," Pacific Runways' publicist
Dusk Devi says.
The Pacific designers showcased have a unique sensibility combining cultural influences and traditional methods with urban sensibility to create exciting, ethical and globally wearable designs.