Grand Pacific Hotel Announces Partnership with Fiji Fashion Week

Grand Pacific Hotel Announces Partnership with Fiji Fashion Week

Natadola, Fiji – June 1, 2023 – The renowned Grand Pacific Hotel, an esteemed member of IHG Hotels & Resorts, is delighted to announce its partnership with Fiji Fashion Week (FJFW), an annual celebration that honors the extraordinary talent and creativity of local designers.

As the official hub of this highly anticipated event, the iconic Grand Pacific Hotel will serve as the host for media sessions, designer workshops, and a range of thrilling activities throughout the duration of Fiji Fashion Week.

Lachlan Walker, Area General – South Pacific, IHG Hotels & Resorts, expressed his enthusiasm, stating, “We are thrilled to partner once again with Fiji Fashion Week for the second consecutive year. This remarkable event not only provides an invaluable platform for emerging designers to showcase their collections, but also generates income-generating opportunities for numerous talented individuals since its inception. Through IHG’s Journey to Tomorrow initiative, we are proud to be part of this transformative journey. Our partnership with Fiji Fashion Week exemplifies our dedication to fostering the growth and success of home-grown designers, allowing them to unleash their creativity, celebrate their unique perspectives, and contribute to the vibrant fashion scene.”

Journey to Tomorrow, guided by IHG’s commitment to providing True Hospitality for Good, unites Grand Pacific Hotel with guests, employees, and partners to shape the future of responsible travel. The hotel’s collaborative efforts aim to make a positive impact on local communities, support their people, and preserve the beauty and diversity of our planet for generations to come.

Ellen Whippy-Knight, Managing Director of Fashion Week Ltd., expressed gratitude for the ongoing support and partnership with Grand Pacific Hotel. She noted, “Over the years, this prestigious event has played a pivotal role in helping designers scale up their production and gain access to new markets. We are incredibly grateful to partners like Grand Pacific Hotel, whose unwavering support has been instrumental in the growth and success of Fiji Fashion Week.”

To enhance the partnership, Grand Pacific Hotel organized an exclusive cocktail event featuring Jarrad Clark, Vice President and Global Creative Director at IMG Fashion Events and Properties. With his extensive experience overseeing major fashion weeks worldwide, including those in New York, Berlin, Istanbul, and Miami, Clark has contributed significantly to the fashion industry’s global landscape.

In addition to the thrilling fashion shows, guests are invited to attend Fashion Talks held at the Matua Room, Grand Pacific Hotel. These engaging sessions feature industry leaders and experts discussing topics such as fashion sustainability, effective journalism, the life of a fashion designer, the future of fashion, and fashion photography. These talks provide valuable insights and inspiration to fashion enthusiasts and industry professionals alike.

Grand Pacific Hotel’s commitment to art and fashion is evident, as it takes immense pride in supporting local designers. Known as the iconic Grand Old Lady of the Pacific, the hotel emanates timeless charm with its opulent ambiance and exquisite architecture. This distinguished establishment stands as the ideal venue for hosting extraordinary art and fashion events.

Fiji Fashion Week’s main event will take place on June 2nd and 3rd, 2023, at Vodafone Arena. Tickets starting from FJ$10 can be purchased from Vodafone MHCC, Vodafone Damodar City, and Vodafone Triangle in Suva, Fiji. Alternatively, tickets can be purchased through the M-PAiSA App, offering a convenient digital option.

Grand Pacific Hotel is thrilled to be at the forefront of Fiji Fashion Week, showcasing the remarkable talents of local designers and embracing the spirit of creativity and style that permeates the fashion industry.