FIJI. Motibhai Group’s Prouds Duty Free is partnering with leading Fijian designer Robert Kennedy for a new Tubu range of fashion, jewellery, accessories and home and giftware.

The range, under the Robert Kennedy label, will be available exclusively in Prouds stores throughout Fiji from May.

Kennedy said Tubu translates to ‘grow, increase and spring up’. “It could not be a more apt description as my label is reinvigorated with this new partnership,” he said.

“The partnership with Prouds, which is Fiji’s premium retailer, will ensure my lifestyle brand reaches out to my extremely loyal local customers and tourists alike.”

The designer (pictured below) is known for offering a fresh take on local fashion, accessories, textiles and art. His collections have featured at international fashion weeks and events.

Prouds Duty Free Director Tejash Patel said the partnership underlined the retailer’s commitment to offering the best international and local brands in its stores.

“The introduction of Robert Kennedy-inspired lines into Prouds stores will add further value to our existing award‐winning local brands and we look forward to a great partnership with Robert,” he added.