On This Weekend’s Agenda: HONOLULU Fashion Week

Get a style high with this weekend's HONOLULU Fashion Week.


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This is your iCalendar talking. There’s only one appointment you have on your plate this weekend, and you’ll definitely want to clear your schedule for it: It’s HONOLULU Fashion Week.

OK, so that’s not totally true. HONOLULU Fashion Week is way more than just one thing. Don’t worry, I booked it all in for you (you know how I love juggling those times and dates). It’s going to be a busy, busy three days, packed full of runway shows, shopping, art and beauty with some of the best creative minds that Hawai‘i has to offer.

This weekend, everyone will have fashion on their agenda.

Check out a map of the event here, and background info on our creative team here.

Friday, Nov. 7

1 p.m.–9 p.m. 
DO: Shop, lounge and browse

Have we mentioned there will be a Pop-Up Boutique stocked with all of our favorite local designers? You’ll be able to purchase some of the looks you’ll see on the runway this weekend. Plus, there will be oodles of things to buy and browse at the other lounges and beauty bars by companies such as Art + Flea, Sephora and W Salon.

3 p.m.
WATCH: HIFI Presents: Kaua‘i Art Factory    

Head over to the runway to catch pieces by designers and artists from the Garden Isle, including Gypsy Rain, Chez Chanterelle and Bikini 808. Supported by HIFI and the Kaua'i Chamber of Commerce.
Free, limited capacity.

6:15 p.m.
WATCH: Art of Fashion: The Best of Neiman Marcus

What says style and luxury more than Neiman Marcus? Check out the latest collections from some of the world's best designers in a runway presentation that’s sure to be cutting-edge.
Free, limited capacity.

7:30 p.m.
WATCH: HIFI Presents: Kini and Dinko Spring/Summer 2015 by Kini Zamora and Dinko Satta    

We were so stoked to see local boy Kini killing it on Project Runway this past season, but we’re even more excited to see the models strutting his stuff down the runway IRL. You will definitely won’t want to miss this show, where he and partner Dinko Satta will unveil their Spring/Summer 2015 collection.
Free, limited capacity.

Saturday, Nov. 8

Noon–9 p.m. 
DO: Shop, lounge and browse

Let’s be honest. You’ll want as many days for this as you can get.

1 p.m.
WATCH: HONOLULU Magazine Presents: Get Out! 

Fashion in Hawai‘i wouldn’t be complete without an exhibition of our active-, swim- and surf wear from featured designers such as Naissance, Takashi Kumagai from Japan and Tsu Ya, the activewear line from Olympic gold-medal figure skater Kristi Yamaguchi.
Free, limited capacity.

3 p.m.
WATCH: HIFI Presents: Conscious Designers Hawai‘i    

Loving fashion doesn’t have to come at the cost of the ‘āina. That’s why we are all about this show, featuring Hawai‘i designers that are just as dedicated to style as they are to sustainability. Think eco- and socially conscious pieces that will make your closet proud.
Free, limited capacity.

7:30 p.m.
WATCH: Hawaiian Airlines Presents MAMo Wearable Art Fashion Show

MAMo stuns us each year with its creative, indigenous, wearable art. The presentation will showcase the talents of Native Hawaiian designers, artists and cultural practitioners including Baba Yap, Keone Nunes, Marques Marzan and Maile Andrade. Look for Hawaiian tattoo art, as well as both traditional and contemporary designs.
Free, limited capacity.

Sunday, Nov. 9

Noon–4 p.m.
DO: Shop, lounge and browse

Last day, folks! It’s take-no-prisoners shopping time at the Pop-Up Boutique!

10 a.m.–noon
ENGAGE: HIFI Connects: The Business of Fashion, Coffee and Dialogue​

Meet the masterminds behind the event at a panel discussion with internationally recognized fashion industry professionals Lynne O’Neill, Jacky Tang, Roman Young, Bliss Lau and Henry Navarro. These world-renowned pros will share what goes on behind the scenes at New York Fashion Week and beyond. The event will feature a presentation of the 2014 Governor’s Fashion Awards by Neil Abercrombie.

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