Expression of Interest:

Calling All Resortwear Designers!

Are you passionate about fashion, creativity, and the allure of resort wear? If you are, we have an exciting opportunity that could be the canvas for your next masterpiece. We are thrilled to announce our upcoming Malolo Island Resort Design Challenge, and we’re searching for designers like you to take the stage and showcase your unique style to the world.

About the Competition:

Our Malolo Island Resortwear Design Competition aims to celebrate the beauty of leisure and luxury through fashion. We are inviting designers from all corners of Fiji and the United States to unleash their creativity and create a resort-wear piece that captures the essence of Malolo Island. Designers must submit one resort-wear piece that represents the essence of Malolo Island Resort – a tropical paradise, relaxed luxury, and captivating beauty. Whether your designs embody the tranquility of a private beachside retreat or the sophistication of a Fiji island resort, we want to see your vision come to life.

Why Participate:

Showcase Your Talent: This is your chance to shine on a global platform. Your designs will be seen by a diverse audience of fashion enthusiasts, industry experts, and potential collaborators.

Win Exciting Prizes: We believe in recognizing exceptional talent. The top 3 designs will receive prizes and the top 12 designs will be featured in a Fiji Runway shoot next year in Fiji!

Connect and Collaborate: This competition is more than just a chance to win; it’s an opportunity to connect with fellow designers, fashion aficionados, and potential partners in the industry.

How to Get Involved:

Participating in our Resortwear Design Challenge is as easy as indulging in a cool breeze on a tropical beach. All you have to do is submit 1 completed resort-wear look for the Runway Show before the 31st of August. The top 20 designs will be featured on the runway. Simply stay tuned for our official announcement, where we’ll provide you with all the details you need to join the competition. Keep your creative gears turning, as you’ll be asked to submit your resort-wear designs that reflect your unique aesthetic and interpretation of resort luxury.

Stay in the Loop:

To make sure you don’t miss any updates about the competition, follow us on social media. Email and we will keep you informed about submission dates, guidelines, judging criteria, and all the exciting moments leading up to the winners’ announcement.

If the thought of creating resort wear pieces that transport people to a world of elegance and leisure excites you, then this competition is your canvas to paint your vision. We can’t wait to witness the magic you bring to life through your designs.

Cowell Theatre


In a thrilling collision of culture, craftsmanship, and couture, the fashion spotlight is set to shine on the illustrious Cowell Theater, come September 2, 2023. This 437-seat gem of a venue, nestled within San Francisco’s artistic heart, is poised to host an eclectic runway show that redefines traditional artistry with contemporary flair.

With panoramic views of the iconic Golden Gate Bridge and a reputation for hosting a diverse array of performances, conferences, and cinematic presentations, the Cowell Theater provides a backdrop that seamlessly marries aesthetics and functionality. The allure of this space, no doubt, will be further intensified by the fashion show that is Fiji Runway.

The runway show will display an array of collections that traverse the sartorial spectrum – from breezy resort wear to edgy streetwear, enchanting Bollywood-inspired ensembles, and even meticulously handcrafted traditional attire crafted from the Masi fabric. Masi is a handprinted mulberry bark cloth, lovingly curated by Fiji artisans, is steeped in tradition, and stands as a testament to the rich cultural heritage of the region.

The theme of the evening, “Spring/Summer 2024,” harmonizes perfectly with Fiji’s temperate climate and vibrant surroundings. The call for a “Resort Luxe” dress code further sets the tone with attendees expected to mirror the elegance and charm of the showcased collections.

Navigating the logistics of this fashion gathering is a breeze, thanks to the ample parking facility adjacent to the theater. At a mere $3 per hour, guests can arrive with ease and indulge in a seamless fashion immersion.

The pièce de résistance, however, is the pricing structure for the event. Fiji Runway has masterfully ensured accessibility without compromising on quality. Tickets are priced at $45 for prime seats in rows A-K, $35 for those in rows L-S, and a special rate of $25 for children under the age of 9.

Securing a coveted seat at this event can be accomplished through Fiji Runway or Cowell Theater’s dedicated Eventbrite link, which is poised to go live this weekend. But the allure doesn’t stop at the runway – an exciting Resortwear Design Challenge, sponsored by the esteemed Malolo Island Resort, awaits attendees, providing an unprecedented chance for aspiring designers to showcase their creativity.

As the anticipation builds, the fashion community stands poised to experience an event that transcends traditional runway shows. As Labor Day weekend unfolds on September 2, 2023, Fiji Runway designers are destined to carve a unique niche in the records of fashion and creative expression here in San Francisco, California.

Cowell Theatre, San Francisco

Model Casting Call: This Saturday

Step into the spotlight at our Casting Call event this Saturday.

Why Join Us?

  • Diverse Opportunities: Embrace your uniqueness and kickstart your modeling journey.
  • Portfolio Boost: Update your portfolio with stunning shots from our top-tier photographers. These captivating images will be a powerful addition to your modeling repertoire.
  • Networking: Connect with models, creatives, and influencers in a vibrant and supportive environment. Forge valuable connections that could shape your future in the industry.

Date: This Saturday, 19th Aug, 2023

Time: 10 AM – 12 PM

Location: Meeting & Activity Spaces
Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture
2 Marina Blvd, San Francisco CA 94123

Sonam Sapra

Yesterday we curated Sonam Sapra’s stunning collection for the upcoming September 2nd show in San Francisco. It was a true joy. It felt like we were a part of this amazing work of art, that carefully blended nature’s essence into each piece. As we worked together with the staff of Handcrafted Island Essentials Boutique, we thought deeply about what captures the spirit of spring/summer while staying true to the essence of Fiji. This fusion resulted in a collection that not only resonates with next year’s color predictions but also reflects the unique beauty of our island nation. Visitors flock to Fiji for its serene landscapes and vibrant culture, and we aimed to echo that allure in the collection. With excitement building, we can’t wait to display Sonam’s fashion illustration work on the runway. This collection promises to redefine style while embracing the heart and soul of Fiji.

A Natural Fit

Fiji and the Spring/Summer Vibe

Fiji’s allure lies in its sun-kissed beaches, vibrant colors, and rich cultural heritage. Spring/Summer fashion aligns perfectly with Fiji’s way of life, offering a canvas for designers to infuse Fiji’s natural beauty into their creations. Light fabrics, bold prints, and tropical motifs are not just trends but an authentic reflection of Fiji’s identity. This synchrony creates an ideal platform for designers to showcase their talent on a global stage.

The Spring/Summer fashion season isn’t just about aesthetics; it’s a strategic avenue for Fiji’s fashion industry to flourish. By designing collections that echo the season’s trends, designers can tap into the global market. As international consumers seek lightweight and vibrant clothing, designers can cater to their needs, capturing a niche market and bolstering economic prospects.

France and Italy stand as beacons of success in the world of seasonal fashion. France’s timeless elegance and Italy’s luxury craftsmanship have propelled them to fashion powerhouses. These countries leverage their unique identities to capture the essence of each season, attracting global attention and boosting their tourism economies. Fiji’s designers can draw inspiration from their strategies, marrying culture with commercial viability.

By embracing the Spring/Summer fashion shows, designers can align their creations with global trends while staying true to our culture. The runway becomes a bridge between tradition and innovation, allowing Fiji’s vibrant spirit to shine through. As we look to France and Italy, we’re reminded that fashion is more than clothes; it’s a reflection of identity, an economic driver, and a legacy waiting to be crafted.

The Spring/Summer fashion shows are not just events; they’re blueprints for Fiji’s designers to capture the world’s attention. By weaving our culture into each creation, we can establish Fiji as a fashion destination on the global map. Let this season mark the beginning of a journey where creativity, culture, and commerce intertwine, propelling Fiji’s fashion industry to unprecedented heights.

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