HONOLULU–(BUSINESS WIRE)–HONOLULU Fashion Week, a first-of-its-kind fashion event highlighting local and national design talent will hit Honolulu next month. Presented by HONOLULU Magazine, the weekend of events from November 6 9 announces the final designer lineup along with supporting sponsors. More than 30 designers and a diverse group of New York-based industry experts will come together for this premier event to showcase Hawaiis unique fashion talents.
Fashion has been a part of the Hawaiian culture for years. Our rich heritage has influenced not only the designers that reside in the islands but also those designs seen on international runways this past spring, explains Alyson Helwagen, HONOLULU Magazine publisher. We couldnt be happier to champion our influence on the industry with this event that would not be possible without our many partners and sponsors, who are helping to catapult Hawaiis own fashion industry into an international spotlight.
As previously announced, HONOLULU Magazine is partnering with Japan Fashion Week Organization, Hawaii Fashion Incubator, and the Hawaii State Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism to present the runway shows and sponsored lounges at the Hawaii Convention Center. The weekend will kick-off with a VIP cocktail reception on Thursday, November 6 including the Live Aloha runway show that will feature an exclusive collaboration between renowned Hawaiian wear designer Sig Zane and New York-based Saturdays Surf NYC. Acclaimed local interior designer Kaypee Soh, will debut pieces from his first-ever womenswear apparel collection. The night will also include a highly anticipated performance from acclaimed Hawaii musicians Amy Hanaiali’i Gilliom and Willie K.
On Friday, November 7, retail sponsor Neiman Marcus will present The Art of Fashion: The Best of Neiman Marcus, a runway show of the latest collections from some of the worlds best designers. On Saturday, November 8, Naissance, the Japanese line by designer Takashi Kumagai and Tsu.ya, the line of activewear by Olympic gold medal figure skater Kristi Yamaguchi will debut in the Get Out! runway show of active, swim and surf inspired designs. Both Kumagai and Yamaguchi will make an appearance during the Suggested Online site event adding to the excitement and overall experience for attending guests. Additional exclusively designed items for the Live Aloha and Get Out! shows will be presented by Allison Izu, Ari South, Cameron Hawaii, Florencia Arias, Tiare Hawaii, Reyn Spooner, Salvage Public, Amos Kotomori, In4mation, Iolani Sportswear, Jams World, Manuhealii, Roberta Oaks, Issa de’Mar, Posh Pua, Tiffany Chou, A. Wattz Designz, Bliss Lau, Kai Ea, LK Atelier, Salty Girl Jewelry, Ecolicious, Jana Lam, Meleana, Ink&Tailor, Matt Breuning, Malia Jones, M.Nii, Aloha Sunday and Quality Peoples. W Salon and Sephora will collaborate to create the beauty looks for each show.
Hawaiian Airlines will serve as the events official airline sponsor with hotel accommodations provided by The Royal Hawaiian Hotel. Bank of Hawaii will present the onsite pop-up boutique designed by local Hawaii artists John Koga and Lawrence Seward, which will allow visitors to shop between the runway shows. Additional sponsors include INspiration Interiors, Mercedes-Benz of Honolulu, Obun Hawaii Printing, H.I.S. Travel Agency, and Securitas. A list of sponsors, complete schedule of runway shows, designer bios, creative team bios, and other info can be found at www.honolulufashionweek.com.
About HONOLULU Magazine
HONOLULU Magazine was founded in 1888 when King David Kalakaua commissioned the magazine under royal charter. It is the oldest magazine west of the Mississippi and the only paid-circulation city magazine in the state of navigate here Hawaii.
Today, HONOLULU Magazine is the best-selling monthly magazine in the state with a circulation of 40,000 copies each month and a statewide readership of more than 160,000 of Hawaiis most savvy, affluent residents. Readers rely on the magazine as the most authoritative voice on everything from fashion to dining, education and healthcare. More information can be found online at www.honolulumagazine.com.