MPIP assigns designers to contestants

Miss Pacific Island Pageant PNG continues to empower local designers.

MPIP PNG chairman Katherine Johnston said this year, each contestant would be assigned to a designer from the MPIP Project Runway, so that her wardrobe, sarong and traditionally-inspired dress can be tailored.

Announcing Miss Pacific Balance Fund on Wednesday, MPIP PNG introduced Anna Amos as Melody Leke’s personal stylist.

Amos of A A’s Tribal Designs, from Chimbu Province, is based in Port Moresby. She has eight years of experience in designing.

She has taken part in the Fiji Runway and her design is worn all over the world, including Japan, Australia, New Zealand and USA.

She was presented a K15, 000 cheque by Pacific Balance Fund to assist her work in designing outfits for Miss PBF.

Anna thanked PBF for a tremendous opportunity in her career and MPIP PNG for the trust in local fashion designers.

“It’s a very good thing to take part in such activities because it gives us the value where we exhibit skills and talent,” she said.

Chairman Johnston further assures other designers from the project runway that MPIP will be maintaining a long-term relationship with them.

“I believe this to be a win-win partnership,” she said.

The first contestant for MPIP PNG, Miss IBS (Institute of Business Studies) Samantha Kuase is working with designer Miriam Xkenjik Siaguru, also a participant at the project runway.

Gloria Bauai