Style Pasifika ’09 Fashion Design Entries Being Accepted

Pasifika Supreme Winner 08 Kiri NathanWestfield Style Pasifika is calling for entries for their 2009 fashion design competition to be held Friday, September 4th at the Vector Arena in Auckland, New Zealand.

Heralded as one of the defining culturally themed fashion events of New Zealand, Westfield Style Pasifika now boasts it’s sixteenth year and has thankfully managed to survive the economic crisis that has seen the demise of other fashion shows and awards around the country.

Competition is fierce as the calibre of designs and entrants gets better each year and with the opportunity to snap up a piece of $15,000 in prizes PLUS have your textile masterpiece sashay in front of fashion industry leaders and the rest of New Zealand – why wouldn’t you want to enter?Style Pasifika 08 Asia Pacific Finalist Melody Wehipeihana

Entrants are encouraged to bring together innovative garment design coupled with a pacific twist and will compete in the following categories; Pasifika Body Art, Traditionally Inspired, Asia Pasifika, Day Wear Three Piece Collection, Pasifika Hero, Urban Pasifika Street Wear, Pasifika Menswear, Pasifika Evening Wear, Pasifika Bridal and Pasifika Parent & Child, as well as the overall TVNZ Supreme Winner.

So get designing!  All entry forms must be received by 10 July 2009, with garments to follow on 30 July 2009. Entries are available electronically on the official Style Pasifika website;

Tickets for the show and awards are now on sale through Ticketmaster.

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