Miss Pacific Islands PNG an extravaganza night

Miss Pacific Islands PNG will be staging its second annual Project Runway tonight at the Lamana Hotel, in Port Moresby.

The event will see 10 local designers showcasing a total of 71 outfits under three categories, Day/Evening wear, the Sarong wear (laplaps) and the Traditionally Inspired Dress.

There are 45 outfits for Day/Evening wear, 11 laplaps for Sarong wear and 13 outfits for Traditionally Inspired Dress.

Guests are expected to start arriving by six this evening before the doors shut at 7pm sharp for the program to kick off.

Giving a sneak preview of the program last Thursday, the organising committee said tonight will be a packed extravaganza.

This year’s will be bigger than the last, having three international judges on board, according to deputy chairperson of the Miss Pacific Islands Pageant (MPIP) PNG, Molly O’Rourke

“Engaging with our pacific partners for us is to exchange idea to make the thing better and take the runway to the next level.

 “Last year was on a very small scale, after 12 months, it inspired the pageant to bring it to this level

“After winning the crown in Cook Island last year, that has really set our bench mark up there,” she said.

The 10 local designers underwent a workshop with the three judges yesterday.

The workshop provided an opportunity for designers to share ideas, skills, knowledge and make connections.

The event will also have crowned Miss Pacific Islands, Abigail Havora parade her ‘Best Sarong Award’ winner from Rarotonga, Cook Islands in 2015.

The program will finish by 10 o’clock in the night.

Gloria Bauai