Aspiring and established fashion designers from Aitutaki were encouraged to share their creations at the Aitutaki Fashion Extravaganza competition held at the Aitutaki Lagoon Private Island Resort Cook Islands in front of 120+ guests, on the 26th of June 2021. The competition was the first of its kind and open to both male and female contestants. The three categories included Island Day wear, Evening wear, and Avant-garde.
First Place and Overall Designer of the Year Aitutaki trophy went to designer Natasha Munokoa (third from the left). Second place was Mahina Manapouri (pictured below on the far right) and third place went to Robyn Henry. Congratulations!
First category of the Island Day wear went to Graeme Jeffries, Evening Wear and Avant Garde also went to Natasha Munokoa. Most Promising Winner - Zac Poona Samuel who is 15 years old. Bank of the Cook Islands High Level of Creativity Winner was awarded to Mahina Manapouri. Lastly, Overall Visual Impact Winner to Stephanie Joseph. Sponsors included BTIB, BCI and of course, the organisers, Aitutaki Lagoon Resort. This event will be an annual event. BTIB will be providing training programs next month including business mentoring for all Designers.