Hawaii isn’t known for high couture fashion, other than the lineup of luxury row boutiques, but what they are known for is fab island chic wear. Last night, I was invited to the VIP event for Honolulu Fashion Week that officially kicked off debuting The “Live Aloha” runway show for its first time ever. With local designer Sig Zane, along with others who collaborated with New York-based line, Saturdays Surf NYC, it was an event that many local Hawaii designers have long anticipated for.

Take a peek at some of the new and upcoming designers from Hawaii making international waves in the fashion community. What a great event and glad to be a part of this special night.

Click here to see the rest of the event schedule.



Z33A9999 Sippin’ on blue champagne from Blanc de Bleu

Z33A0025 Hawaiian Airlines flight attendant uniforms over the years

KJandAm Sitting with Amber Fillerup from Barefoot Blonde getting ready for the show

Z33A0072 Tiffany Chou White Embroidereed Swimsuit

Z33A0082 Kaypee Soh Designs



Z33A0208 Manuhealii 

Z33A0212 Manuheali’i


Z33A0291 Matt Bruening and Bliss Lau 





What do you think of the resort chic designers we have? Fab, right?!

Photo Credit // Kenji Croman // www.gokenji.com