Shear Madness: Clothes and Accessories That Do More With Less

Any way you slice it, cutouts are having a moment, with both local artists and designers opting for pared-down plays on positive and negative space.



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Any way you slice it, cutouts are having a moment, with both local artists and designers opting for pared-down plays on positive and negative space.

photo: david croxford; model: alyson kintscher, premier models and talent; hair and makeup: erica showers.

 

The Artwork   

Three-hundred pieces of precisely sliced paper flowers, vines and leaves cascade down to form Green Piece, veteran printmaker Allyn Bromley’s beautiful, 3-D nod to nature, currently on display as part of the Honolulu Museum of Art’s Natural Unnatural Supernatural contemporary art installation. To create the stunning assemblage, Bromley took an X-acto knife to screenprinted recycled paper and painstakingly removed the white space, leaving behind the prints.

Exhibit runs through November, 900 S. Beretania St., 532-8700.
 

The Dress   

Cut a trim figure in Tiare Hawaii’s cage-back Echo Beach dress. A snippet from North Shore designer Jane Hoskin’s new Dream Catchers collection, the airy, rayon voile frock flashes just enough skin for a look that’s equal parts sexy and sweet.

Available at San Lorenzo Hawaii, Moana Surfrider, 922-0111.
 

The Extras   

Add edge with boldly cropped gold jewelry. Misa Jewelry Crystalline Web 14K vermeil ring, $245, Riches Kahala, Kahala Mall, 737-3303

Beso Beso Collision 18K gold-plated cuff, $160, Odette New York Ojos recycled-brass cuff, $160, and Quatro Ojos bangle, $191, and Serpent Cuff, $160, Fighting Eel, 1133 Bethel St., 738-9300.

 

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