Shop a Lea 2015 runway wrap-up


Mega crowds gathered recently to watch Ala Moana Center’s Shop a Lea runway shows featuring spring fashions. Designer, wardrobe stylist and director Amos Kotomori produced almost a dozen of them, his models showing off Kotomori’s signature touch of a single new hairstyle worn for all the shows. This year, I was lovin the big high bun – very Audrey Hepburn.

Shops featured in the runway shows were Reyn Spooner, Loco Boutique, Macy’s, Diane von Furstenberg, Banana Republic, Porsche Design, Valerie Joseph, Spiral Girl, Old Navy, Ann Taylor and White House|Black Market.

Here’s a look at some of our favorite spring looks:


White House|Black Market: Love this black and white top with striped details and tapered white pant. Photo by Amanda Stevens.


White House|Black Market: (left to right) One of my favorite pieces of the collection was this floral pant with black piping. The teal sleeveless dress is so on-point for spring – I love the slight flare of the skirt. Every season there is one little black dress standout and here it is. Photos by Amanda Stevens.


Loco Boutique: Geometric leggings are on-trend and this orange bikini top adds the perfect pop of color. Photo by Mark Ramelb.


Macy’s: Another pair of leggings with geometric shapes. The black ruffled bandeau adds a feminine touch to this ensemble. Photo by Mark Ramelb.


Old Navy: I love this spring strappy dress paired with a classic red and white cover-up. Very Americana meets “New Girl.” Photo by Lyle Amine.


Old Navy: This jogger pant is a must-have this season. The geometric print pant would also pair well with a simple, crisp white button-up. Photo by Lyle Amine.


Old Navy: This simple picnic/Americana ensemble is on-point. Love the unexpected addition of the contrasting scarf. Photo by Mark Lyle Amine.


Porche Design got it right with these ensembles. I love the retro feel of the silhouette paired with contemporary details. Photos by Mark Ramelb.


Reyn Spooner: I’m noticing a good amount of orange and pink this season in men’s wear. The prints are more subdued with a 1970s faded appeal. Photos by Lyle Amine.


Reyn Spooner: (left to right) More of the ’70s faded look; this grey and yellow shirt is nicely paired with brown chinos. You can’t go wrong with a light blue long-sleeve button-up in the spring, paired with a lighter-shade pant and brown leather belt for an updated feel. Phots by Lyle Amine.


Reyn Spooner: Love this subdued blue floral print aloha shirt. Photo by Lyle Amine.


Reyn Spooner: Another example of a clean and crisp blue button-up, this time in short sleeve, perfect for spring. Photo by Lyle Amine.


Spiral Girl: This white crop top and high waisted blue pant is reminiscent of 1960s glam with updated construction. Photo by Lyle Amine.


Spiral Girl: Love how this tie-dye top flows. It would also look great with a pair of skinny jeans for a casual evening. Photo by Lyle Amine.


Spiral Girl: I don’t think I’ll ever get tired of the “mix don’t match” trend that gives you permission to get creative. This look is great for the season with the blue and white nautical meets resort vibe. Photo by Lyle Amine.


Ann Taylor: (left to right) A great ensemble that says soccer mom with an edge; the leather moto jacket is on-point. This classic light blue button-up pairs well with the cropped pant. Accessories add a sophisticated feel to the look. Photos by Mark Ramelb.


Banana Republic: My favorite look of the collection. Love the sporty pieces paired with a power jacket perfect for the office. Photo by Mark Ramelb.


Diane von Furstenberg: This DVF mini dress is classic on top and daring at the skirt, perfect for a special night on the town. Photo by Mark Ramelb.


Valerie Joseph: (left to right) Love the back of this light lavender lacy ensemble. The orange halter pairs well with the unexpected shiny “skort.” Photos by Mark Ramelb.


Valerie Joseph: (left to right) This first look is so Carrie Bradshaw from “Sex in the City” with the designer tee and femme skirt. Khaki paired with a party dress;  this pairing was so fun and unexpected, but only a few could pull off this pairing. Photos by Mark Ramelb.