A Bold Issue
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By Torika Tokalau
Published in The Fiji Times, Wednesday April 30th, 2014
TWO students of Marist Brothers High School have taken it upon themselves to portray the issue of racism in the fashionindustry on to their garments in next month's Fiji Fashion Week.
Specifically, Seci Burese and Andre Marseu want to address racism in modelling agencies.
After researching the topic, the Year 12 students found that on average, there was one dark skinned model in every fashion show worldwide.
"As history students, we had a topic based on cultural interaction in South Africa. We thought today, in the fashion industry, there is still racism from modelling agencies.
"It's an epic task to transfer that subject on to clothes and catwalk but we have
immense support from the school."
Andre Marseu (left) Seci Burese (right)