Native Hawaiian Artisans Redefine Fashion at the MAMo Wearable Art Fashion Show
This runway show will feature Native Hawaiian artists and cultural practitioners.
Designs from Kaponoʻai Molitau and Wāhine Toa.
Sometimes, wearing art can go so, so, so wrong. We’re here to tell you about when it goes right.
Actually, see it for yourself tomorrow at the MAMo Wearable Art Fashion Showcase. We know you’re already totally distracted with the zillions of things to do at HONOLULU Fashion Week right now, but trust us: You won’t want to brush this off.
Designs from Wāhine Toa, Marques Marzan and Keone Nunes.
This runway show, a work of art in itself, will feature Native Hawaiian artists and cultural practitioners. Picture feather and shell work, kapa and lauhala, tattoo art and bamboo prints, combined with traditional chanting and dancing. Artisans such as fiber artist Marques Marzan, jewelry designer Lufi Luteru and Nita Pilago of Wāhine Toa Designs will represent their work, drawing inspiration from their heritage and culture for each chic masterpiece.
Plus, the event will kick off with a showcase of sponsor Hawaiian Airlines’ presentation of its flight attendant uniforms from the past. We’re talking florals, neons and sassy ’60s styles.
Color us excited.
Saturday, Nov. 8 at 7:30 p.m. at the Hawai‘i Convention Center. The fashion show is free and open to the public.