PNG Fashion Week

PNG Fashion week host commercial shows

The show started yesterday, 13th September, 2023.

Director of PNG Fashion week, Philma Kelegai, said these small shows are a lead up to the NGCB Paradise Runway at the Hilton Hotel this Saturday 16th, September.

“Rangeview reached out to me, so we are really lucky and pleased. I think they recognized what we do so the. They also recognized what we do with our kids and we promote products the way we hype for fashion week so they wanted to take advantage of that and engage with us to market and promote.

Cabin crew shine at fashion show

The event, hosted by PNG Fashion and Design Week, unfolded over the weekend amidst the opulent ambiance of the Stanley Hotel in Port Moresby.

With an unwavering commitment to the cause of peace and harmony, Air Niugini once again affirmed its role as a community-driven entity by participating as the official airline partner for this distinguished affair.

The airline's Cabin Crew confidently graced the runway, showcasing the latest uniforms and accompanying accessories in a truly awe-inspiring manner.

PNG Fashion Week’s Miss PNG opens shop in Australia

The shop specializes in selling locally designed clothing and art and craft. it aims to cater to the demand for Papua New Guinean-made items in Australia and the surrounding international community.

Philma Kelegai, Director of PNG Fashion Week, stated that the Brisbane branch, located at 28/198 Adelaide Street, Anzac Square, would provide a gateway for local designers to tap into the international market and expand their brands to reach more international clients.

PNG Fashion Week notes successful show

Lending her support to PNG Fashion Week this year, Ellen Whippy-Knight, Founder and Managing Director of Fiji Fashion Week was a guest speaker at the “Awakening”.

Whippy-Knight has been instrumental in the fashion industry in Fiji and the Pacific, creating epic platforms that have positively impacted the Fijian economy and the Pacific. As a pioneer, she has paved the way for many Pacific Island countries to create powerful platforms that stimulate economic activity and industry.

PNG Fashion Week set to kick off

The week begins with the official launch on Monday at the Vision City Mega Mall, followed by the Essence Festival from the 9th - 11th October.

The Essence Festival is free to the public and will feature six runways, entertainment, art and SME markets.

The week culminates in the Awakening on October 12th - a ticketed event that will feature the best fashion designers, creatives and artists from around the country.

The Awakening is scheduled for Saturday at the prestigious APEC Haus. Tickets to the Awakening are selling at Miss PNG at Vision City.

PNG Fashion Week goes to Enga

So far the team has travelled to Alotau in partnership with the Women Weavers of Milne Bay Festival where they have already selected a winning designer and model.

They have also travelled to partner with the Kokopo fashion community and will be returning in July to a select winning designer and model during the Mask Festival and excitedly this weekend, they will be in Enga Province.

Director of PNG Fashion Week Philma Kelegai says this will be PNG Fashion Week’s first time in Enga.

Week-long fashion designers’ week

This will be its third season and the week is scheduled from 7th to 12 October.

This year’s theme is “cultural renaissance” and it will explore how creative vision and the cultural infrastructure of Papua New Guinea come together in redefining, through the fashion landscape, the idea of Papua New Guinea. It is a platform that will expose and identify PNG culture and tradition through the lens of fashion. It is a rebirth of age old ideas that help shape the discovery of self and the construction of the future.

PNG Fashion Week extends reach

In its second year of partnership, the PNG Fashion Week brand will in an unprecedented move, now reach all four regions making it officially a national brand.

Adding to its Lae Fashion Week brand are shows in Alotau (Milne Bay), Kokopo (East New Britain) and Wabag (Enga).

Tru Warrior partners with PNG Fashion Week

Tru Warrior has created a movement in PNG that promotes healthy lifestyles and great attitudes and PNG Fashion Week, as a brand that promotes fashion, understands the importance of health and fitness and the role it plays in the fashion industry.

“As a fresh and innovative brand built and run by young Papua New Guineans and a brand that promotes health and fitness, which is essential not only to the fashion industry but also life in general, it made perfect sense to partner with Tru Warrior," said Philma Kelegai, managing director of PNG Fashion Week.

Premier fashion show launches tomorrow

The PNG Fashion Week kicks off midday April 4th and will run through to April 7.

Over the four day period, a number of runways will be staged at various venues throughout Port Moresby.

Vision City megamall will be the centre of hype, playing host to the free runway shows: Street culture show, Vision City show, future show, resort show and pikinini show.

Haute Couture show and the Gold show are closed events, to be held at the Sanctuary Hotel and Sir John Guise indoor stadium respectively.

Each show presents a PNG taste in each fashion category.