Edit ModuleShow Tags

Designs from 19th & Whimsy at Ward Centers


Published:


Seahorse Ombre T-shirt dress, $95. Right: Lurex dress with removable cowl neckpiece, $95.

Close up of fabric pattern.

Design fabric. Check. Cut pattern. Check. Sew each dress flawlessly. Double check.

Simple enough for a team of 10, but Lauren Hayashibara, owner and designer of the new 19th & Whimsy clothing line, is making it happen all by herself. The 27-year-old Los Angeles transplant left the big city for sunny Hawaii, earning a degree from UH Manoa’s fashion program and bringing a playful, quiet glamour to the local fashion scene.

Her Fall ’12 collection features slim-fitting, structured dresses and relaxed silhouettes in one-of-a-kind prints that Hayashibara designs and fabricates herself—a skill that sets this fashion multitasker apart from other designers. “I create a print by importing a photo I took or an image I hand-painted, or I start drawing with the mouse. Then, I alter that image with design programs. The most time-consuming part is creating the repeat. It has to be perfect,” says Hayashibara. The result for this one-woman show? Charming seahorse and festive ribbon designs worthy of applause. Available at Basique Threads, Ward Centers, 597-1720.

 

Edit ModuleShow Tags Edit ModuleShow Tags Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit Module

Subscribe to Honolulu

Honolulu Magazine January 2018
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Trending

 

Here’s How Hawai‘i Responded on Social Media to the False Ballistic Missile Alert

Ward Warehouse

A false alarm caused by human error sent the entire state of Hawai‘i into panic mode.

 

Twitter is Going Nuts Over Barack Obama’s Backward Hat and Rubbah Slippahs

Obama

Vacation mode: Activate.

 

6 Things You Need to Know About Rat Lungworm Disease Before You Eat a Salad

Rat lungworm disease

Everyone’s talking about the recent disease outbreak affecting the Islands. Find out what it is, where it comes from and how you can prevent it.

 

Here’s How to Survive a Possible North Korea Nuclear Strike in Hawai‘i

North Korea

What you need to do according to the Hawai‘i State Department of Defense.

 


20 Great O‘ahu Hikes

Explore 20 great adventures that offer beautiful vistas, waterfalls and more.

 

 

Edit ModuleShow Tags