Pacific International Runway, Australia’s leading platform for multicultural fashion is bringing the runway this year to the elite and prestigious “Manor on Elizabeth” in Wetherill Park. The Pacific International Runway has grown exponentially since its inaugural event back in 2015, with the involvement of more than 26 established and emerging designers. The 2019 Pacific International Runway Show is less than two months away and here is the first wave of top designers who will be showcasing on the 16th of November 2019.
Public Island (in its departure from IslandTKM) is the creative vision of Sydney-born Tongan designer, Iki Haangana. In his mission to creating the perfect melting pot of diverging fashion ideologies, it’s this juxtaposition tied in with influences from his cultural background that keeps his designs bordering along the lines of bending all rules while not breaking any of them. Public Island is a co-ed ready-to-wear brand that blurs the rules of high-end fashion and streetwear into creating a vibrant and over the top ‘offbeat elegance’. It’s young, it’s playful and it’s main aim is to tone down the seriousness of the fashion world while creating a fun new niche-like sub-culture, and one of creativity and inclusive.
Brandon is a Sydney-born Samoan menswear designer. It will be his 4th time showcasing his collection with Pacific International Runway. His latest collection is moderate enough to make you look desirable. BRANDON gives you the chance to express yourself and break away from the mould. If you’re ready to steer clear from the norm of the high street, then BRANDON’s collection will be sure to have people turning their heads.
NAARP was established in 2017 after the birth of their daughter Navahn, reigniting aspirations to create clothing again. It was initially infant wear and then adult streetwear, specializing in printed sportswear and casual wear.
Stiches Australia is the brainchild of a very talented mother/daughter duo. Australian Mother and Daughter, Ashna Ramlu & Shaleena Ramlu are creating fashion-forward ladies attire with a contemporary and modern twist for every woman.
Lakshmi Bee’s mission is to create beauty from ashes, healing the planet and people through fashion recreation. Creating hand-tailored luxury pieces made from pre-existing clothing, vintage creations, fabric offcuts, and scrap remnants.
KALANI by Wandid Amini Korimbo will be showcasing in both the Sydney and Melbourne shows. KALANI designs are inspired by the diverse culture of Papua New Guinea. KALANI will be showing as much as they can in their tradition and culture of PNG.
It will be KovieRichardson’s second year showcasing with Pacific International Runway in Sydney. KovieRichardson was founded in 2017, Kovie has always been ambitious and meticulous and is the creative designer of her own, primarily based in Melbourne, Australia. The daughter of a sewist, Kovie was exposed to fashion from an early age of 9 years old. She developed a flair for clothes making, opting for intricate details and structured silhouettes. She complimented her passion by undertaking studies in Fashion illustrate and designs of fashion at Fashion Masters in Melbourne. With every garment, there is a story behind it and she wants to share her passion with every individual from all walks of life.