Hawaii Fashion

We’re not like anywhere else….

Posted on June 1st, 2018 by paularath

Uniqlo is one of the few chain stores I shop in when on the mainland or abroad. Usually I seek out local designers and boutiques that are unique to the destination, but with Uniqlo, well, I love so many things about them, especially their collaborations. Remember when Uniqlo and Iolani Sportswear, the Kawakami family-owned iconic
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Posted on May 18th, 2018 by paularath

Neiman Marcus Ala Moana is celebrating its 20th year in Honolulu, and the first celebratory event featured none other than Ken Downing, the company’s Dallas-based Fashion Director. Downing put together a polished fashion show that literally popped with color, shiny sequins, layers of silk organza, animal prints, cowgirl boots and piles of turquoise jewelry. Downing
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Posted on December 30th, 2016 by paularath

Earlier this month, our dear friend Akihiko Izukura had a gorgeous show at the Tenri Gallery in New York City. It was called “Impermanence.” The centerpiece of the show was a silk tea house where people could actually sit inside a cocoon-like dwelling and enjoy Japanese tea and moments of silence in the midst of
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Posted on November 13th, 2016 by paularath

The first time I met Lo Kaimuloa was in the Lihue airport. She was dealing with huge cases of accessories she had brought to the Garden Isle for a trunk show. Riches was a brand new business and she was reaching out to neighbor islands. I was a brand new fashion writer and broadcaster and
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Posted on October 25th, 2016 by paularath

  When the Gallery at Ward Centre closed, there were 18 artists without a place to show their work.  Each of them is finding a new pathway to creativity, as well as new places to show their art.  In some cases, they are even finding new places to live. I was sad to say aloha
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