Two Hawai‘i Fashion Designers Make it Big in the Fashion Industry

We talk to Bobby Ikeda and Bliss Lau to learn how they became successful in the fashion industry.
Photo: Odeelo Dayondon 


What does it take to make it in the big city? In this talk with two local designers, Bobby Ikeda and Bliss Lau, who’ve gone to global success while based in New York City and Los Angeles, HONOLULU gets down to the nitty-gritty. You’ll hear tips on working with a factory after you’ve received orders for your brilliant new shirt-dress, the danger of leaving the accounting to retailers and, this being HONOLULU Fashion Week, what your shoe strategy should be in the Big Apple.   


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HONOLULU Fashion Week presented by Hawaiian Airlines will be at the Hawai‘i Convention Center Nov. 20–22. Visit for show schedules and event information, including details on the shoppable Marketplace.