HONOLULU Fashion Week: Manuheali`i and Get Out!


On Saturday, HONOLULU Fashion Week featured two runway shows that captured Hawaii’s unique style. The afternoon show at Hawaii Convention Center showcased the contemporary aloha wear of Manuheali`i. In the evening, for the first of two shows, local designers presented the active lifestyle of the islands in the show, “Get Out!” (We’ll be posting Monday about the third show — the Runway to Runway Fashion Show featuring designs by New York’s Todd Snyder, ELLERY from Sydney, Lie Sangbong of Seoul, Tokyo’s AULA and Hawaii’s Kaypee Soh.)

If you take a good look at the styling of each ensemble, you’ll notice what takes each outfit to the next level. Therese Wahl styled the Manuheali`i runway presentation, adding elements ranging from an Audrey Hepburn “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” elegance to her signature, unapologetic bohemian vibe.

For the Get Out! show, Hilo-born stylist Don Sumada — part of the New York-team who flew in to work the three-day event — paired unexpected elements such as a Posh Pua one-piece swimsuit with a leather fringe poncho. Amazing!

Here’s a look at the two shows:

Manuhealii Runway Show – Photos by Levi Viloria














































































Get Out! Runway Show – Photos by Levi Viloria

Photo by Bobby Coello