Lae based fashion designer Sarah Haoda, will be Papua New Guinea’s first ever ambassador at an upcoming fashion fest in Europe.
This will be the first time ever that the fashion gurus in this part of the world will get a glimpse of the unique designs Papua New Guinea has to offer in this prestigious and highly competitive business.
Her initial reaction when she received the invitation from the London Pacific Fashion collective was one of nervousness but her faith and confidence in God helped rid of her of this and she is now focused.
“I want to thank my heavenly Father for His Grace is sufficient,” she boldly said.
“I want to extend my appreciation to the organisers for this opportunity of a lifetime,” Ms Todd said.
“I was nervous till a few days ago when I settled on my print theme, combination and colours,” she told the Post-Courier.
When asked on the range she will be show-casing she said and without revealing too much that it would be called ‘Kumul Queen.”
“I prefer to unveil on the runway but I will showcase the magnificent Raggiana Bird of paradise and incorporate the bamboo weave in natural brown, bright red and yellow to represent our national colours.
“I wish to promote our national bird because of its uniqueness, its importance, significance and the pride it brings us as Papua New Guineans.
“Since the theme is climate change I will draw attention to our country as one of the largest pristine tropical rainforests in the world, third to the Amazon and Congo basins,” she added.
Asked what her participation at this event, Ms Todd said it not just a reward but also the opportunity to inspire other young designers in country to follow the path.
She said the doors it will open are many but important for her is that she will be putting PNG on the map especially for the first time in this part of the world.
She extended her thanks and appreciation to everybody who have and undoubtedly will stand by her including her family as she makes this journey to the UK.
The Business Desk of the Post-Courier wishes her the best and God’s Blessings on this journey.