Fiji Day USA is an annual event created to celebrate the October 10th Anniversary of Fiji’s independence from British colonial rule in 1970. This year, the events will happen from October 6th to the 8th, 2017. Click here to visit the website for a full rundown of events.
On October 6th, as part of the Fiji Day USA celebratory events, DMR productions will produce a runway fashion showcase at the Black & White Ball featuring four previously exhibited designers from Sacramento Fashion Week (SACFW). Designers confirmed to showcase this year are: Faatui Toele (SACFW 2011), Anastasia Kryukova (SACFW 2014, SACFW 2015 & SACFW 2016), Tyniece Hall (SACFW 2015 & SACFW 2016), and Prince Singh (SACFW 2015, SACFW 2016 & SACFW 2017). The showcase will also feature designer Samuela Cabe who will be flying in from Fiji especially for the events. Cabes’s pieces are all exclusively hand painted; from the coloring to the printing of the textile. He has been featured all over the Pacific from the Solomon Islands to Australia.
Hair and makeup for the showcase is being sponsored and provided by Cosmo Beauty Academy–a vocational beauty school located in Sacramento.
The Black & White Ball event tickets are $100 per person and can be purchased through the Fiji Day USA website. The ticket includes cocktails, a Bula gift bag (sponsored by “Pure Fiji“), and an exclusive dinner. Each paid ticket will also be included in a raffle for a return trip to the Fiji Islands, sponsored by Fiji Airways (estimated value US$1400). The Black & White Ball will be held at the San Francisco Airport Holiday Inn–located at 275 S. Airport Blvd, South San Francisco, California, 94080. Click here to purchase tickets.
Model Casting for the showcase will be held Saturday, September 23rd from 12:00-2:00PM at the San Francisco Airport Holiday Inn. Click here to download casting form.