Robert Kennedy is a fourth generation Fijian of Scottish and
Swedish descent. Born in Suva, Robert went on to complete his
secondary school studies in Brisbane Australia and then studied
for BA textiles design at RMIT in Melbourne for 3 years. By the
early 2000s Robert decided that that it was time to return home
to fiji as he saw the opportunities to showcase his talents here.
Robert’s start in Fiji saw him re-settle into Sigatoka on Fiji’s coral
coast and begin designing and printing Masi Artworks that he
sold at regular exibitions Fiji wide. Robert was approached by
Tappoo in mid 2000’s as their exclusive designer and buyer for
their Fiji market brand. His fashion designing started with simple
kaftans with bold tropical prints on them and has developed and
expanded from there.