Publisher/Editor Amanda Donigi was in Sydney last week for Pacific Runway as a VIP guest of the show and also a speaker at the pre show Designer Symposium.
Amanda also spoke at Raffles College of Design and at various media engagements, including an audience with the PNG Consul General, the Hon Sumasy Singin.
Also in Sydney was STELLA Runway 2016's Designer of The Year, Genevieve Igara-Falevai, Founder/Co-designer of Wantok Clothing and the new fashion label, 'Iyara' by Wantok Clothing.
As part of her DOTY award, made possible through a partnership with Stella magazine, the Australian High Commission Papua New Guinea, and Raffles College of Design and Commerce, Genevieve had a week at Raffles participating in various classes and an ongoing mentorship.
'Iyara' was also a participating label at Pacific Runway, and was one of the definite standouts.
Photo credits Dusk Devi, except image 5&8, credit Betsabeh Sohrabi.
Image 1: Amanda Donigi (wearing Florence Jaukae Kamel designs) and Genevieve Igara-Falevai at Carriageworks for the Designer Symposium.
Image 2: Genevieve Igara-Falevai at Kwila cafe.
Image 3: Amanda Donigi and STELLA Publicist Dusk Devi at FBi Radio, talking about STELLA and Pacific fashion and leadership and the strength and capabilities of women, Pacific women and Pacific people.
Image 4: Amanda Donigi
Image 5: Dusk Devi Gold and Genevieve Igara-Falevai of Wantok Clothing speaking of expanding one's design vocabulary by examining cross cultural references to Styling students at Raffles.
Image 6: At Raffles College of Design and Commerce, Genevieve Igara-Falevei (founder/co-designerWantok Clothing and 'Iyara' by Wantok); Betsabeh Sohrabi (Program Director Fashion Marketing) and Amanda Donigi.
Image 7: Genevieve Igara-Falevai giving a talk at Raffles College of Design.
Image 8: Amanda Donigi giving a talk at Raffles College of Design, sharing the many amazing stories brought together and given voice by STELLA.
Image 9: Genevieve Igara-Falevei and Amanda Donigi with the Hon Sumasy Singin, Consul General.
Image 10: Founder/Editor Amanda Donigi with Pita Taufatofua, the Tongan Olympic team's flag bearer and a #stellaman.
Image 11: At Koori Radio 93.7fm (www.gadigal.org.au) with the "deadly" Lola Forester.