Emerging fashion designer Toka Toka enjoys the sights of Paris, France. SUPPLIED/22091314
Emerging fashion designer Toka Toka landed in Paris, France for the first time this week to showcase unique Cook Islands fashion designs using cultural fabric and material.
“What a blessing it is to be here in Paris, the food
is amazing and the fashion is amazing. I’m in love with Paris, no wonder they
call it the ‘City of Love’,” said Toka.
Toka is proud to be representing the Cook Islands having
painstakingly created locally designed fashion which featured on the
international platform in two of the Paris Fashion Show organised by the
Pacific Arts Association.
“It’s been a very long day today, both shows in the
morning and this evening was a success with lots of love and compliments from
people,” said Toka yesterday.
The Pacific Arts Association is an international
organisation devoted to the study of the arts of Oceania. One of its goals is
to make members more aware of the state of all the arts in all parts of the
Toka, who departed Paris for London yesterday, is one
of the selected number of fashion designers from the Pacific to attend the
London Pacific Fashion Week, a regular fashion event to be held from September
13-17 that will highlight and promote the work of Pacific fashion designers.
Due to the passing of Her Majesty the Queen, as a mark
of respect the Main Fashion Show event in London to be held on September 15,
2022 has been cancelled.
However, all other London Pacific Fashion Week events
are continuing as normal.
Toka is looking forward to the glamour of the
international stage to promote Cook Islands garments at the Charity Fashion
Show on September 16 in London.