Aspiring and established trend designers from Aitutaki and Rarotonga are being inspired to share their creations within the first Aitutaki Trend Extravaganza.
The inaugural present, to be held at The Aitutaki Lagoon Non-public Resort, is designed “to have a good time Cook dinner Islands trend, present a brand new pathway to advertise and promote new up-and-coming work from designers, and to attach the Cook dinner Islands trend neighborhood”, stated Maria Henry, the occasion coordinator.
At this stage the occasion is deliberate to happen in June.
The preliminary goal was to have eight to 10 designers compete however with curiosity
constructing steadily that quantity seems prone to enhance.
An enormous workforce consisting of the resort employees and administration,
designers, an official MC, a meals and beverage workforce, tech folks, reside
leisure and media, will probably be on board with the occasion organiser, stated Henry.
“We expect it to be fairly a grand occasion and actually,
who doesn’t like an excuse to dress up?”
The competitors would be the first of its form and is open to
each female and male contestants. The three classes embrace island daywear,
night put on, and avant-garde.
“We’re positively going to make it an annual occasion with the
goal of extending the invitation to all the opposite islands subsequent 12 months,” Henry
At this stage it’s simply Aitutaki and Rarotonga; the
final purpose is to contain all Cook dinner Islanders together with these within the Pa Enua
To make this attainable they’re having greater than
one reside venue, all related on-line, in order that designers might have a much bigger
platform to showcase their work, she stated.
“It will be nice to get some flavour from all our folks
of the Cook dinner Islands and are available collectively in a single place to showcase their artistic
With the obstacles introduced by Covid-19 the workforce concerned has
been impressed to look exterior of the field to think about new methods they could share
their creations and passions with the neighborhood, together with worldwide
company when the borders ultimately open.
“We’re certain that our Runway Extravaganza present will probably be successful
for our guests to see and get an concept of who we’re as folks of our nation
via the totally different and artistic methods we categorical ourselves via trend,”
They’re additionally keen to incorporate and launch new collections
from current manufacturers in addition to from native younger designers from Araura Faculty
who not too long ago had their very own trend debut, as company on their runway.
“That is an occasion I’ve needed to run for some time and
am wanting ahead to seeing all of it come collectively. There will probably be plenty of work
concerned however will probably be nicely price it on the evening. I’m so appreciative of the
help from Tata Crocombe and the chance to run occasions similar to this,”