Bright Stars and Broad Stripes

Ari South at the Pacific Fusion Fashion Show

October 7, 2019

The U.S. Consulate in Auckland sponsored two U.S.designers to attend the Pacific Fusion Fashion Show (PFFS) - Ari South from Hawaii, and Afa Ah Loo from Utah – you may have seen them on America’s reality show Bravo’s Project Runway.

While in New Zealand the Pacific Fusion Fashion U.S. designers took time to work with other local & international designers at a 2 day workshop supported by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment. Ari South and Afa Ah Loo spoke to the other 11 designers to share their expertise on the business side of the fashion industry!

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The 2019 Pacific Fusion Fashion Show was incredible!! We were treated to the VIP experience, including a backstage tour to meet all the models and designers. Check out these quick snaps from the night (and full album links below). A massive shout out to our good friend and Pacific Women Leader Nora Swann plus a special mention to our sponsored designers Afa Ah Loo and Ari South!!

While at PFFS, Jethro from the U.S. Embassy caught up with Ari South...

More photos on FlickR (Afa album) (Ari album) (PFFS album)

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