It is pathetic if they have to go for an overseas designer as the local fashion designers are great! Going by the photograph it doesn't look that smart to me or represent Fiji really.
Mr Diethelm said the uniforms were designed in three colours — blue, light brown and dark brown.
"Blue is for the sea, light brown for the white sandy beach and dark blue for dark Fijian chocolate. The uniform would be worn during the soft and grand opening of the hotel."
Now that certainly is an oversimplification of representing Fiji life? Where's the scarlet ginger, the rich green plant life? And what's with the weird hats? Are we in Morocco or somewhere in Africa? Here's a comment from the Mailife blog.
John Delanakaikai This Uniforn design is worn by train conductors and people from India and Asia, GPH just became a laughing stock all over the world, and worst of all it was design by an Australian Based Company, who have no taste to the Fijian Culture and Tradition,all there boast about is Royalty...really..even the Royals here in UK..would laugh if they come and visit, coz its so out of fashion with Fiji Tradition...cant wait for it to be on the Top Worst Hotel Uniform awards..no offence to the beautiful ladies and guys here,,but shame to the Desginer and GM of GPH...