Rachel Fairfax is part of a thriving community of fashion designers in the Pacific that has steadily grown in number in the past decade. Born and raised in Fiji, Rachel’s exposure to her island home’s diversity and natural beauty inspires her feminine lines that embody bold prints, ethnic detail and a sexy edge. Fiji’s ever-changing, bountiful landscapes, and its multitude of cultures heavily influence the textures and cuts of her pieces, as well as her penchant for larger-than-life loud prints.
The shapes and patterns that Rachel imbues in her designs are evocative of a fusion of traditional forms, and the vibrant palette of her Pacific surroundings.
She launched her fashion career in 2009 when she entered Fiji Fashion Week where she was nominated for Designer of the Year in the Established Designer category. Rachel was also nominated in the same category the following year.
In 2010, Rachel attended the coveted New York Fashion Week and in 2012 she attended the Sydney Mercedes Benz Fashion Week.
She attained a Certificate 3 in Applied Fashion at the Australia Pacific Technical College in November 2015, and is the current Vice President of the Fiji Fashion Council of which she has been a member since 2012.
In May 2016, Rachel launched her new collection at the Sydney Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Pacific Resort Wear category.
Rachel is the sole creator of the RFx Brand and has opened a boutique by the same name in Suva, Fiji.
Business Name: RFx
Products/Services offered: Clothing
Business Address: Palm Court, Suva City
Website: Coming Soon