London Pacific Fashion Week #LPFW is pleased to welcome another Established Fashion Designer from #Papua New Guinea featuring #KennyCollection By #KennyPNG #KennyNg #LPFW #LFW SEPTEMBER 12|13|14
Fashion Designer Kenny Ng is of Malaysian descent and a self-taught designer based in Lae #Morobe Province #PNG #Papua New Guinea. He has been working as a fabric designer for more than a decade. Captivated by the colourful culture, local arts and crafts of his adopted country, he drew inspiration from them to create designs for his fabrics. Venturing to fashion clothing and accessories, most of his designs showcases the colours and uniqueness of Papua New Guinean culture.
Photo Credits: Photographer @UnitedImages Pacific International Runway Sydney 2017
Meet our Emerging Fashion Designer Collectives #Guma’ Ge’la - Guahan representing #Guam featured in our September 12|13|14 #LPFW in London.
“Part Land, Part Sea, & All Ancestry”
Having its’ roots in Laguas yan Gani (aka Guam and the Central Northern Mariana Islands), Guma’ Ge’la (goo-mah geh-la) focuses on innovating the image of CHamoru. When expressing our authentic selves through our adornment and fashions, we honour the living and breathing narratives that we experience. By crafting our Ancestor’s dreams into our realities, we embody the vessels traveling through past and future.
Follow their journey @Guma_Gela on Instagram.
Emerging Fashion Designer: Roquin-Jon Quichocho Siongco (pronounced 'row-kin') was born and raised in the village of Yigo on the island of Guahan. At age ten, he picked up the art of weaving. When he relocated to the palm-barren landscape of Washington State, USA, he began to explore other forms of expression. Including but not limited to; poetry, floral design, various fibre arts and design. Today, Roquin contributes to the CHamoru/Indigenous creative and cultural continuum through inventive multi-media expression.
Follow his journey @Rockin_Roquin on instagram.
Emerging Fashion Designer: Roldy Aguero Ablao (pronounced ‘rowdy’) is originally from the village of Yona on the island of Guahan. After graduating from college with a degree in Communications, he is currently working within the museum field as a cultural producer and arts manager, helping to uplift stories of Asian Pacific Islander communities within the United States. Outside of this work, Roldy is a multi-disciplinary artist and performer, working in photography, installation, printmaking, and sculpture. He is inspired by the myths and stories of Oceania, and hope to continue uplifting the stories and spirit of the communities.
Follow his journey @HafaRoldy on instagram.
WeaveRdream is an Auckland based business run by Dorothy Stowers – a creative and skilled weaver.
Dorothy has a strong connection to weaving and loves using contemporary material. She uses different mediums and textures to create stunning bespoke designs for weddings and other special occasions. For her, weaving is a way to embrace her culture and she has discovered a deep passion for the beautiful craft – hence WeaveRdream was born.
WeaveRdream made their debut at the Pacificrunway Fashion Show held in Sydney in October.
Te Pūaotanga Whakaohooho - The Dawn Awakening
This name has a dual meaning, the first being from the darkness of the night we move into the light of dawn and a new day.
Fashion Designer @DorothyStowers
After her debut at the Pacific International Runway show our Tongan Fashion Designer #PolovinaFunaki brings an abundance of Fashion Knowledge and Experience.
From humble beginnings at Queen Salote College (Tonga) and Balmain Fashion Art School, she went on to work for a Multitude of well known fashion labels including Peter Morrissey, Sass and Bide, Katies and Avenue Bridal.
#Vina Couture begun in 2013. It is a Luxury Evening Wear Label, which embodies the plethora of skills, knowledge and finesse for Fashion.
Meet our first LGBT Emerging Fashion Designer ‘Fierce FashionByRL’ Representing American Samoa; Berta Laumoli.
Growing up in the village of Vailoatai, American Samoa, Berta was instilled with the love of all that surrounded her; nature, people and the beautiful culture of Samoa.
From this, her love of fashion and art flourished. A proud faafafine Samoa, I am a member of the SOFIAS (Sosaiete O Faafafine I Amerika Samoa), a group that embraces gender equality in our island and around the Pacific. She is considered to be a transgender woman and an activist for LGBTQI. ‘‘I hope to invite people to see beyond the physical appearance and to see how faafafine can be a positive change in the world through fashion and talent.’’
By profession, she is a school teacher and loves working with her students. When it comes to their interests, talents and abilities, her students motivate and inspire her to look beyond the four corners of the classroom, and create works that tell the story of who they are. Sketching and drawing has been a childhood pastime of Berta’s and have come across some inspiring individuals who have encouraged her to love this art and so much more.
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