With November drawing to an end, I thought it was only right to write a quick post wrapping up a great month of Hawaii fashion.
Fashion Week was November 20-22 at the Hawaii Convention Center in Honolulu. Lucky for me that meant I only had to drive about five minutes to see all of the shows and shop around in the fashion week pop-up marketplace.
Hawaii’s fashion week is still new so the set up is a little bit different than in other cities. Basically, everything takes place in one enormous room at the convention center. A significant portion of the room is set up as a market place of booths featuring various local artists and designers. I saw everything from clutches to aloha shirts to stationary in the market place. I think it’s a great way for local talent to get their names and products into the public eye. Aside from the marketplace there were some fun activity booths set up. One station I especially loved was set up as a donation-based photo booth. Another was a beauty station where I was able to get a quick complimentary blow out. Then there was a large bar and lounge area and, of course, the runway. The whole event this year was free to attend, including the shows, although reserved seats were available for purchase. I really love that the event was free and open to the public, reinforcing the idea that everyone is welcome.
If you have a couple minutes, I really encourage you to watch the Youtube video I shared at the top of this post. It’s a wonderful recap, which highlights some of the very best moments and designs featured in this year’s shows.
Below I have posted some links to my favorite designers, brands, and businesses from this year’s Fashion Week.
Thanks for reading/watching. I am already getting excited about next year’s Hawaii Fashion Month!!!
*Thank you to Honolulu Magazine and Snappily for the photos.