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Local Fijian fashion designer determined to showcase his talent on world stage

The Guardian reports the 25-year-old recently landed a job as a junior garment technician at Zimmermann, one of Australia’s most successful fashion labels.

His most recent collection of sensuous women’s wear with traditional Fijian designs landed him on the pages of the fashion magazine, Vogue Australia.

The Kadavu native says the journey has not been easy.

The Fiji fashion community raised money for his fees which enabled him to complete his training at the Fashion Design Studio at Tafe New South Wales.

Fashion designer Alexander Wang accused of sexual assault

Keaton Bullen, 21, a student at New York's Parsons School of Design, has alleged to BBC News he was assaulted by Mr Wang at a club in the city in 2019.

It comes as the high-profile lawyer Lisa Bloom says she is now representing 11 men with misconduct allegations against Mr Wang.

Mr Wang robustly denies all the claims made against him.

Mr Bullen, then 20, was with a friend at the Fishbowl club in New York City when he says he encountered Alexander Wang on 24 August 2019 at about 11:30pm.

3D printed fashion becomes reality

But one young Canberran is trying to shake up fashion conventions by taking her digital dreams to the 2017 Vancouver Fashion Week.

Charne Esterhuizen has made an entire dress using 3D printers and hopes to make the industry more sustainable for future generations.

Standing at 175 centimetres tall the dress is made completely out of rubber printed butterflies.

"For one butterfly to be printed it takes five and a half hours ... and the dress consists of 130 to 150 butterflies," the 23-year-old said.

Pacific Senator to meet with local fashion designers

Fierravanti-Wells, who arrived in the country yesterday for an official visit, will have a chance to meet with a few in PNG’s fashion industry.

The first encounter was today where Fierravanti-Wells visited the Goroka Bilum Weavers Collective’s products, escorted by managing director Florence Jaukei Kamel.

Satisfied with the opportunity, Kamel, also known as the bilum meri, said: “I escorted her through the bilum market and told her of the support the mothers here are receiving from Australian Government.