[Best of 2015] Language of the Birds' Edgy, Modern Resortwear

A year later, we're still getting excited about these sharp local designs.

We're reminiscing about some of our favorite stories from 2015! Take this feature of cool, sophisticated Language of the Birds clothing from last January. Since then, we've spotted this brand churning out capsule collections, popping up at local boutique, MORI, and rocking the runway at HONOLULU Fashion Week.



Hey there, fashion freebird. We know you like to keep yourself in fine feather, season in and season out. That means steering away from birdbrained look-alike fashions. Flocking with the crowd? Not exactly your style.


Break off from the formation, because there's something hot on the horizon, and it's migrating our way. Language of the Birds, the beautiful, contemporary line of restortwear by new Hawai'i resident Tsia Carson, merges eye-catching prints in an East Coast style with loose and open cuts.


Carson, who has a background in user experience design and brand planning, made the move to branch out into fashion design just last year. While she crafted the sleek silhouettes herself, she teamed up with New York-based textile designer Gina Gregario for the remarkable prints—something she considers key to the brand. Also at the top of the pecking order for Carson? Ethical production. All pieces are cut and sewn in New York, while the fabrics are printed and hand-silk-screened in Rhode Island. Nary a sweatshop in sight—now that’s something to crow about.


You’ll want to take flight with the 2015 collection's orange firecracker-patterned dress with delicately pleated back details, or the breezy open-back top in rustic, village-inspired print. And with that unique blend of urban edge and tropical soul, you’ll be able to hit a new style high, no matter where you soar.


Now that’s pretty fly.


Current collection available at ofthebirds.com.