Pacific Runway 2016

PNG designer launches fashion on international stage

Winner of the inaugural Stella Runway 2016 Designer of the Year Award, Genevieve Igara-Falevai, the designer and founder of Wantok Clothing, showcased her label’s unique on 21 October.

An accidental fashion designer, Genevieve passed on a career in economics to follow her passion to create beautiful garments with a Papua New Guinean twist.

Starting her label in 2015, Genevieve has been awarded Miss Pacific Islands Pageant Project Runway 2015 and 2016; Stella Runway 2016 Designer of the Year; and dresser for Miss Papua New Guinea 2015 and 2016.

Pacific Runway 2016 provides platform for Pacific island creatives

Now in its 5th year and firmly established as Australia’s most prestigious platform for Pacific Island fashion designers, PACIFIC RUNWAY returns to Carriageworks on October 21st 2016 to yet again dazzle fashion fans with the clever fusion of Pacific design and global style for which Pacific Island designers are renowned.

Mrs Seiuli who runs an event planning business, started PACIFIC RUNWAY because she saw that there was a need for an inclusive platform that represented Pacific island creatives in Australia. She said: