Hawaii Fashion

We’re not like anywhere else….

Posted on June 17th, 2021 by paularath

“Fine craft is fine art.” That’s the premise behind The DAC Gallery First Floor. It’s the brief summation of curator Barbara Rau’s philosophy, and how she chooses the everchanging art that graces the walls and pedestals of her Chinatown treasure trove. “What I want is art that people don’t see anywhere else,” Rau explained. “I’m
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Posted on May 28th, 2021 by paularath

Remember when I used to give mall talks at Ala Moana Moana Center and Kahala Mall about how to pack for a long trip? Following the talks, I would write a story on the subject, incorporating ideas from my audiences. Well, this is not one of those. This is from a story I found in
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Posted on May 4th, 2021 by paularath

There have been a lot of downsides to being a UH student during COVID-19. But for the fortunate seniors in the UH-Manoa Fashion Production class (FDM 430), one significant benefit has landed in their laps: the opportunity to be taught be one of the nation’s most prolific and prized fashion show producers. Lynne O’Neill, who
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Posted on April 20th, 2021 by paularath

Many textile scholars claim that the art of textile weaving began in Peru. Having heard several lectures in Santa Fe in the ’90s, and read a few magazine articles on the subject, I have come to believe this may well be true. So when our Antarctica cruise stopped at the Peruvian port of Pisco, I
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Posted on March 21st, 2021 by paularath

This safari skirt may look like something I wore when living in Botswana and visiting the elephants in the Okavango Delta. Far from it! In those lean years, my ex-husband and I didn’t have enough money to buy gas to get to the Okavango Delta. This skirt has a different story.  It joined my wardrobe
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