Melanesian designers will for the first time showcase their take on high fashion at this year's Pacific Fusion Show in Auckland on Saturday.
The event returns for its fourth year with a collection of creations from 13 emerging Pasifika and Māori designers.
Four Melanesian designers have been funded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT).
A wide range of styles from Samoa, Tonga, Hawaii, Vanuatu, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, United States, Australia and New Zealand will be showcased.
Christine Rovoi reports.