Hotel partners with Fiji Fashion Week to support the growth and success of home-grown designers.

Grand Pacific Hotel, part of IHG Hotels & Resorts, is delighted to announce its partnership with Fiji Fashion Week (FJFW), an annual event that celebrates the talent and creativity of local designers.

As the official hub of the event, the iconic Grand Pacific Hotel will host media sessions, designer workshops, and other exciting activities throughout the duration of Fiji Fashion Week.

“We are excited to partner again this year for the second time with Fiji Fashion Week. It has not only provided a valuable platform for emerging designers to showcase their collections but also created income-generating opportunities for countless designers since its inception. We are thrilled to be part of this transformative journey through IHG’s Journey to Tomorrow initiative,” commented Lachlan Walker, Area General – South Pacific, IHG Hotels & Resorts. “We believe in providing a platform for talented local designers to showcase their creativity, celebrate their unique perspectives, and contribute to the vibrant fashion scene. Our partnership with Fiji Fashion Week is a testament to our dedication to fostering the growth and success of home-grown designers.”

Journey to Tomorrow is guided by IHG’s purpose to provide True Hospitality for Good. Grand Pacific Hotel works side by side with those who stay, work and partner with the hotel, to help shape the future of responsible travel – supporting our people and making a positive difference to the local communities while preserving our planet’s beauty and diversity long into the future. 

“We are grateful to Grand Pacific Hotel for the continued support and partnership. Over the years, this prestigious event has played a pivotal role in helping designers scale up their production and gain access to new markets. For it to be possible, we are always appreciative of partners that help make it happen as we continue to grow,” Ellen Whippy-Knight, Managing Director of Fashion Week Ltd.

In conjunction with the partnership, Grand Pacific Hotel organised an exclusive cocktail event featuring Jarrad Clark, Vice President and Global Creative Director at IMG Fashion Events and Properties. He has overseen the execution of major fashion weeks around the world, including Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York, Berlin, Istanbul, Australia, and Miami, as well as World MasterCard Fashion Week in Toronto, Mercedes-Benz Fashion Festival Sydney, and Mercedes-Benz Fashion Days Zurich.

As a build-up to Fiji Fashion Week and post-show, guests are invited to attend Fashion Talks by industry leaders and experts held at the Matua Room, Grand Pacific Hotel.

Thursday, June 1st 20239.00 AM – 10.30 AMFashion Sustainability The Circular Economy Presented by Clare Press
 11.00 AM – 12.00 PMEffective Journalism Workshop Presented by Patty Huntington, Horacia Silva and Briony Wright
 12.15 PM – 1.30 PMLife of a Fashion Designer Presented by Daniel Avakian
 2.00 PM – 3.30 PMThe Future of Fashion Presented by Nicholas Huxely, Patty Huntington and Jarred Clark
 4.00 PM – 5.30 PMFashion Photography Workshop Presented by Sonny Vandeveld and Iker Aldama
Monday, June 5th 20234.00 PM – 6.00 PMEvent Management Producing a Global Fashion Show Presented by Jarred

At Grand Pacific Hotel, there is a strong commitment to art and fashion, and the hotel takes pride in supporting local designers. As the iconic Grand Old Lady of the Pacific, the hotel exudes a timeless charm with its opulence and grandeur. The stunning architecture and design make it the perfect venue for hosting art and fashion events.

Fiji Fashion Week main event is held on Friday 2nd and Saturday 3rd June 2023 at Vodafone Arena. Tickets can be purchased from Vodafone MHCC, Vodafone Damodar City and Vodafone Triangle, Suva, Fiji. Ticket process start from FJ$10 and can also be purchased on M-PAiSA App .

For more information, please visit or social media @FijiFashionWeek.


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