Sneak peek: The Collective at Ward Warehouse

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The Collective, formerly known as the Cut Collective, celebrated their new digs on Friday with a preview party for friends and fashion industry colleagues. It opens to everyone today at Ward Warehouse behind Menchies. We caught up with owners Allison Izu and Summer Shiigi while on a tour of their space.

IMG_9491Here’s a look at the front of the store.

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Designer Kaypee Soh and Edward Macey stop by to congratulate the duo.

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Heading to the back, the gals are pictured in front of Izu’s desk and work-space.

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Shiigi and fellow designer, Reise Kochi in front of the mini-manufacturing/sewing space.

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This white wall makes for a perfect photo studio.

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A peek at Shiigi’s desk and work-space.

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A look at the register area from the behind and in front of the counter. Love the hangers.

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Melissa Chang and I got our shop on.

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Chang got this cute Natasha little black dress for $112.

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I got this super versatile casual to business Mara blouse for $88.

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I love the cool ‘tails’ element on the back, so on-point and very Beyonce.

As the tour ended, Shiigi told me they are “excited to have a space where we can be very open and transparent and give our customers a real look into our process.”

When I asked Izu what makes their partnership work so well, she replied, “Summer and I complement one another regarding our style and even the way we approach design, I lean toward structure and basic colors, her designs have more flow and pops of color. Together it just works.”

The Collective
Ward Warehouse
Monday-Saturday from 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Sundays from 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
591-6219
www.thecollectivehi.com