PACIFIC INTERNATIONAL RUNWAY has been formed to recognize and give a prestigious platform for Designers of the Pacific at large, also to put a mark on our Australian Fashion Calendar. The show presents talented local up and coming designers, and a host of international designers. VIP guests, celebrities, media and the public will get to experience a glittering evening of fashion, encompassing couture, ready to wear, swimwear, resort-wear and ethical designs.
Not just a runway... Building capacity, empowering aspiring fashion designers and models, creating opportunities for designers to showcase their brands amongst industry experts. Providing an international platform where fashion experts can share their knowledge and techniques with Pacific designers. Recognising and celebrating Pacific fashion brilliance.
•Promote Pacific fashion trade/export
•Provide developmental programs
•Scouting platform for industry experts and business of interest
•Industry recognition platform for top tier Pacific Designers
PACIFIC INTERNATIONAL RUNWAY's main event is held every second year in November, in Sydney Australia. PIR is also partnered with International Runway Shows to bring their best designers to showcase on our platform.
Failepou Peni - Director / Founder
Maisyann Peni - Business Executive & Event Manager
Judy-May Peni - Business Executive & Model Director
Misipati Photography & StarCentral - Media Team
Sybil Kami - Model Coordinator
Violeta Lele - BOH Coordinator
Adeline Robertson - Designer Coordinator
Anissa Niupulusu Emelio & Ray Ethan - Administration
Sao Burke - Finance Manager
Isaia Akava - PA to Director
PACIFIC INTERNATIONAL RUNWAY was formally known as PACIFIC RUNWAY FASHION (PRF 2016) and PACIFIC RUNWAY FASHION SHOW (PRFS 2015).
In 2015, fashion extraordinaires Failepou Peni, Judy-May Peni and Maisyann Peni and events specialist Jannike Seiuli partnered to produce the first Pacific Runway Fashion Show.
Held at Sydney's largest contemporary multi-arts centre – Carriageworks, the event was designed to provide the Pacific community a platform to showcase emerging designers and models.
An atmosphere filled with 12 designers, 60 models, a team of hair & make-up, over 25 photographer's flashlights at the end of the runway, sponsors, VIPs, and lets not forget the overcrowded audience filling up the seats! The show was a huge success itching to grow bigger in the future.
In 2016, the 'Peni' women put on a show stopper of a show held at the watefrontvenue in Darling Harbour, The Dockside Pavilion.
This time the atmosphere was double the numbers in designers, photographers and guests!