Lavagirl’s expansion to Fiji

During the announcement of Lavagirl’s first ever runway show 'Lavagirl Xplosion Fashion Show’, the company is targeting the wider Pacific market.

Manager and Creative Director, Annette Sete, stated that to date, Lavagirl has 6 shops; two in Kokopo, one in Madang at the Divine Word University, and three in Port Moresby, one of which is a pop-up market at Vision City, called Market-Market.

Lavagirl concern on copyright matters

Just recently, Lavagirl was certified as a registered trademark in the United Kingdom which was a major achievement for the brand.

“We took Tropicana to court for infringement on our copyright on the wheel Tabu which is a current matter, so we hope to get a decision in June.

She added that Lavagirl are serious about Copyright and all their 65 staff do not wear copied designs and feel strongly about protecting the rights.


Lavagirl to host runway

The show will be on the 6th of May and will be a platform to support PNG-owned businesses that have been chosen to participate.

Manager and Creative Director, Annette Sete, shared that the idea and planning of the fashion show was on for two years and now sees that this could be the right time.

“So it’s the first time we will have a show that is ours, a runway that is our style so it’s interesting and scary that we wanted to do this ourselves. We have several partners that have come on board with us, to do up the stage, models ready etc.” she stated.

Fashion designer sues retail outlet

The company, Kenny PNG Ltd, is named as the second defendant. Owner and company director Kenny Beng NG is named as the first defendant, and fellow company director, and founder of PNG Fashion and Design Week, Janet Sios, is named as the third defendant.

Kenny Beng NG is a Malaysian operating a joint of retail shops across Lae City, including the fabric and clothing shop, Kenny Collection.

The defendants are being represented by Niugini Lawyers, while Waisi Lawyers act for Sete. Acting Justice Elizabeth Suelip has fixed the matter for directions hearing on August 11, 2020.

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