Sotiana for show
Published in The Fiji Times (7/5/2015)
by Salaseini Moceiwai
FIJIAN born designer Jadeine Whiteside is set to show her inaugural collection, Sotiana, at the upcoming Fiji Fashion Week after successfully completing her degree in design technology at Donghua University in Shanghai, China.
Ms Whiteside, who is currently pursuing her Masters of Fashion Design, was an inaugural Pacific Island Forum Secretariat scholarship recipient to a China Government Scholarship.
Her masters program is sponsored by the Shanghai Government.
"Doing my masters has opened up doors and contacts to developing and bringing my brand to life," she said.
"With much optimism, by the time I graduate in 2016, I hope to have investors and will see where I go from there.
"Fashion is very important in the world today and Fiji is rich in ethnicity, style, ideas, customs, nature and much more that can be used in your designs so don't look to the Western world, look within it is all here at our very doorstep."