The APEC Haus in the city of Port Moresby will be coated in colours and culture as the Kreativ Haus Runway takes center stage on October 21st.
The runway will showcase Papua New Guinea’s tribal cultures and heritage through fashion.
With the noble goals of empowering regional fashion designers and artisans and promoting Papua New Guinea’s rich artistic heritage, Kreativ Haus was recently founded.
Despite being young, the organization is committed to supporting the development of indigenous talent, providing Papua New Guinean SMEs with sustainable opportunities, and improving the lives of their families.
Kreativ Haus told PNG HAUSBUNG that the organization believes that by promoting local artists, they not only protect Papua New Guinea (PNG) cultural identity, but also stimulate the local economy.
“We have a strong belief in the ability of fashion and design to promote community growth, economic empowerment, and cultural expression. The talented Indigenous designers, artisans, and creators who make up Kreativ Haus are committed to showcasing the elegance, diversity, and artistry of Indigenous fashion and design traditions.”
In response to challenges the organization faced, Kreativ Haus stated that they do need more support in hosting their first runway event.
“Currently the following organizations have come on board as our Sponsors: The Cosmopolitan Nightclub, Kenny PNG, Rangeview Plaza, The Stanley Hotel, Shady Rest Hotel, Hannah’s Beauty Box, Budget Rent-A-Car and just recently, Color Studios PNG. We are currently reaching out to potential sponsors and partners to not only help us host the runway, but to also help fund our workshops that will began in the month of February 2024”