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It’s Official – November is Fashion Month!

Gov. Neil Abercrombie proclaims November as Fashion Month.



The Hawai‘i Fashion Incubator and the State of Hawai‘i announced November as Hawai‘i Fashion Month, which will highlight the state’s fashion industry while showcasing emerging designers, fashion photographers, stylists and other industry professionals. Events include fashion shows, shopping events, workshops, designer launches, and an industry conference. First launched in October 2013, Hawai‘i Fashion Month (HFM) aims to raise awareness of the state as a unique, creative, and competitive destination and to bring sustainable growth to an industry that encompasses design, manufacturing, retail, art, education, and more. HFM is a community-driven initiative of the Hawai‘i Fashion Incubator (HIFI) with support from the state Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism (DBEDT).

“We’ve got a burgeoning fashion industry here and Hawai‘i Fashion Month gives us the platform to display the work of Hawai‘i’s talented professionals,” said Melissa May White, HFM co-chair and HIFI co-founder. “The level and diversity of talent right in our backyard is truly impressive. Both residents and visitors will be inspired by the various events we have planned throughout the month.”


Events throughout the month include:

  • Ward Village kicks off HFM with Fashion ForWARD at Courtyard of the IBM Building on Saturday, Nov. 1.

  • The MODERN Honolulu will be a destination for fashion events throughout the month, including the Grey Goose Day Club on November 1 from noon.

  • HONOLULU Magazine will present the first annual HONOLULU Fashion Week timed to debut from Nov. 6 – 9. This four-day, first-of-its-kind event will highlight international and local design talent with collaborative and individual runway shows. Attending guests will also have an opportunity to shop exclusive collaboration and limited design pieces at the onsite pop-up boutique.

  • Royal Hawaiian Center presents “Waikīkī Roots & Royal Style: A Local Celebration,” on Saturday, Nov. 22, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at The Royal Grove.

  • Art+Flea presents OUTFIT at Ward Village on Nov. 29.


HONOLULU Magazine publisher Alyson Helwagen announces details for HONOLULU Fashion Week.


For the full calendar of events, visit hawaiifashionmonth.com. To learn more about HONOLULU Fashion week, click here.


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