March 29th, 2011 / posted by paularath

 

A look from Splash. Photos by Amanda Stevens

Ala Moana’s Shop a Le’a week of fashion culminated in a show Saturday night on CenterStage produced by Amos Kotomori. It featured selections from the Ala Moana Center magazine and there were a wide variety of stores represented, from Splash and Metropark to Betsey Johnson and Island Edge.

Another look from Splash

It’s always fun to see what Amos is going to do because he is so incredibly creative and versatile. His inspiration this year was clearly flowers and they appeared everywhere, from prints and appliques to embellishments in the models’ hair. I love the Geisha Fabulous hair pins from Island Edge that were clustered above the fabulous long pony tails on the models. They’re designed by Mona Lisa of Maui.

A look from Island Edge.

 

A Betsey Johnson confection.

 

Another Betsey Johnson, and my favorite look in the show.

 

Betsey Johnson goes formal.

It’s really a challenge to pull together such a diverse show and make the hair, makeup, shoes, accessories and clothes all work, especially when the models are doing so many quick changes in the back. Kudos to Amos, who always manages to make it work! And mahalo to Amanda Stevens for these lovely photos.

– Paula Rath

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