Guide to Hawaii Fashion Month

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The second annual Hawaii Fashion Month gets underway in November, with a variety of events, from runway shows to seminars, pop-up shops and beauty bars. Here’s the rundown of what’s happening:


Saturday, Nov. 1

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Nov. 1, 6-8 p.m.
IBM Building, 1240 Ala Moana Boulevard
By invitation only

Hawaii Fashion Month 2014 kicks off with a VIP soiree, celebrating the official launch of the Hawaii Fashion Exchange (HFX). Presented by HIFI, Ward Village and FLUX Magazine, the VIP soiree features DJ Mr. Nick and models in gowns designed by Randy Leano. This event is by invitation only. To receive an invitation for you and a guest, join HFX at and find the access code on the HFX Opportunities page.

Opening of HFX Photography Exhibition

Nov. 1-30
Ward Village Shops, 1142 Auahi St.

Ward Village will be transformed during the month of November, featuring the work of Hawaii fashion photographers, designers, stylists and more from members of HFX.


Sunday, Nov. 2

Grey Goose Day Club

1606916_10152186822693809_954784452_nNov. 2, 12-5 p.m.
MODERN Honolulu, 1775 Ala Moana Boulevard

Details to be announced soon.

Roque Cozzette Workshop – Bridal Beauty Makeup Techniques

Nov. 2, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
HIFI COOP, 1050 Ala Moana Boulevard, Level 2
$349 or $395 at the door

During this seminar, Roque Cozzette will discuss the synergy of airbrush and how to identify correct product choices that make or break a bride on her most important day. Register online:

Your Dapper Launch Party

Nov. 2, 4-10 p.m.
Aston Waikiki Beach Coconut Club, 2570 Kalakaua Ave.
By invitation-only

Your Dapper will tell the story of how we see the present and future state of Hawaii by creating a unique sensory experience via “participatory theater.” Pupu and cocktails will be custom made, as each will be paired with the “look” that served as its inspiration. To complete the immersive, five-sensory experience, an event-exclusive soundtrack will be created by Your Dapper’s team of music consultants.


Monday, Nov. 3

Roque Cozzette Workshop – Fashion Makeup Master Mix

Nov. 3, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
HIFI Coop, 1050 Ala Moana Boulevard, Level 2
$349 or $395 at the door

During this advanced makeup seminar, Roque Cozzette will discuss the wants, desires and expectations of the high-fashion set. He’ll guide you through seven hours of hands-on training, drawing on his eight years of experience working alongside legendary makeup artist Pat McGrath, and her multi-faceted clientele that include top names in fashion like Alexander McQueen, Givenchy, Dior, Gucci, Prada, Louis Vuitton and more.

The specific skills Cozzette covers during this class include inspiration and design, product selection, skin enhancement, facial highlighting and sculpting, use of iridescent pigments, and how to create a face chart to blueprint a makeup look. Register online:


Wednesday, Nov. 5

Collections of Waikiki Hosts an Ocean Front Fashion Affair

Passion for Fashion

Nov. 5, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Mai Tai Bar at Royal Hawaiian Hotel, 2259 Kalakaua Ave.

An event showcasing the latest in resort and casual evening wear. Hand-selected looks will include styles from brands such as Vivienne Westwood, REBECCA beach, Tori Richard, Newt at The Royal, Reyn Spooner, Petit at the Royal and more.

Style by the Sea

Nov. 5, 3:30-5:30 p.m.
RumFire at Sheraton Waikiki, 2255 Kalakaua Ave.

Models will exhibit the latest in swimwear and casual beachwear fashion with looks from: Sand People, San Lorenzo Brazilian Bikinis, Waikiki Beachboy, Volcom and more.


Thursday, Nov. 6

HONOLULU Fashion Week VIP Preview Night

Nov. 6, 5-9 p.m.
Hawaii Convention Center Exhibition Hall, 1801 Kalakaua Ave.
VIP & media preview (invite-only)

5:30 p.m. VIP and media preview, musical performance by Amy Hanaiali’i Gilliom and Willie K.

6:30 p.m. Runway show: HONOLULU Magazine presents Live Aloha
An exclusive collaboration between renowned Hawaiian wear designer Sig Zane and New York-based Saturdays Surf NYC. Acclaimed local interior designer Kaypee Soh, will debut pieces from his first-ever womenswear apparel collection.


Friday, Nov. 7

HONOLULU Fashion Week: Day 1

Nov. 7, 2-9 p.m.
Hawaii Convention Center Exhibition Hall, 1801 Kalakaua Ave.

2–9 p.m.: Shopping, beauty bar and sponsor lounge activities

3 p.m.: HIFI Presents Kaua’i Art Factory, a collective of designers and artists from the Garden Isle land on Oahu to show their latest work with support from HIFI and the Kaua’i Chamber of Commerce.

6 p.m.: Runway Show: Art of Fashion: The Best of Neiman Marcus
Showcase of the latest collections from some of the world’s best designers in an exciting and cutting-edge runway presentation.

10712893_1566402106913614_4796732269645496135_n7:30 p.m.: HIFI Presents Kini and Dinko Spring/Summer 2015 by Kini Zamora and Dinko Satta.
Kin Zamora of Project Runway Season 13 and partner, Dinko Satta, unveil the much anticipated S/S 2015 collection of their eponymous line, Kini and Dinko.



Saturday, Nov. 8

HONOLULU Fashion Week: Day 2

Nov. 8, 1-9 p.m.
Hawaii Convention Center Exhibition Hall, 1801 Kalakaua Ave.

1–9 p.m.: Shopping, beauty bar and sponsor lounge activities

1 p.m.: Runway show: Get Out (active, swim, surf)10648830_587256614733899_5570375963635259883_oFeaturing active, swim and surf wear from featured designers including Naissance, the Japanese line by Takashi Kumagai; and Tsu.ya, the line of activewear by Olympic gold medal figure skater Kristi Yamaguchi.

3 p.m.: HIFI Presents Conscious Designers Hawai’i
A nascent coalition of Hawaii designers dedicated to eco and socially conscious clothing make their debut on the runway at HONOLULU Fashion Week.

7:30 p.m.: Hawaiian Airlines Presents MAMo Wearable Art Fashion Show


Sunday, Nov. 9

HONOLULU Fashion Week: Day 3

Nov. 9, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Hawaii Convention Center Exhibition Hall, 1801 Kalakaua Ave.
Free; $25 for HIFI Connects

10 a.m.–12 p.m.: HIFI Connects: The Business of Fashion, Coffee and Dialogue
World-renowned fashion professionals from across the industry share what goes on behind the scenes at New York Fashion Week and beyond. HFX Mentor Panel includes Jacky Tang (retail & branding), Lynne O’Neill (production), Roman Young (talent), Bliss Lau (design & branding), Henry Navarro (art & education).

12-4 p.m.: Shopping, beauty bar and sponsor lounge activities


Tuesday, Nov. 11

8936_10153541289054572_1775179403684927613_nConscious Designers Hawaii – Progressive Launch Party

Nov. 11, 5:30 p.m.
Fishcake, 307 Kamani St.
$20 until 10/30, $25

This interactive event will include a fashion installation, panel discussion on sustainable fashion, networking opportunities, local eco-fashion vendors and pupu/refreshments provided by Whole Foods and Morning Glass Coffee. All proceeds from the event will go to Dress A Girl Around the World.

Tickets available at


Wednesday, Nov. 12

Kauai event: Kukui’ula Fashion Show

Nov. 12
Kukui’ula Shopping Center, 2829 Ala Kalanikaumaka Road

Runway fashion show. More details to come.


Thursday, Nov. 13

Louda Larrain Textile Exhibit Opening

Nov. 13, 6-8 p.m.
Fishcake, 307 Kamani St.

HFX Mentor and textile designer Louda Larrain makes her Oahu debut at this fishcake exhibit running Nov. 13-Dec. 30. The exhibit features a larger-than-life dress pieced together from couture textiles, as well as new “soft sculptures” available for purchase. Louda will give a short talk about her life and work in Moscow, Paris, New York and now Kauai at the opening night Nov. 13.


Friday, Nov. 14

Lani Lau Lifestyle

Nov. 14, 5-9 p.m.
Bali Designs, 2144 Auiki St.

A casual party presenting the Lani Laui Lifestyle with food, a wine bar and a showcase of our clothing and Bali Designs furniture. Ten percent off all in store purchases made that night. Admission fee includes food and one complimentary glass of wine.


Saturday, Nov. 15

Global Village Designer Showcase: Hannalei Taylor

Nov. 15, 12-4 p.m.
Kailua Village Shops, 539 Kailua Road

Global Village hosts a meet-and-greet with 3 Thimbles, designer Hannalei Taylor. Meet designers and enjoy complimentary pupu and drinks.


Sunday, Nov. 16

Louda Larrain Fashion Illustration HFX Mentor Workshop

10172657_10152109471308333_5039362078264017471_nNov. 16, 12-4 p.m.
Fishcake, 307 Kamani St.
$70, $35 for HFX members

This intimate workshop is suitable for aspiring and experienced illustrators; capacity is very limited.

The workshop content will include:

    • A presentation on fashion illustration history that is inseparable from the history of costume, its rules, mystery and anecdotes.
    • A demonstration that will explain the approach and methods of fashion illustration.
    • Numerous drawing sessions with live models that will strike fashionable poses dressed in Louda Collection Couture.
    • Diverse exercises to help communicate students’ fashion ideas through drawing.


Wednesday, Nov. 19

Waikiki Love Launch Party

Nov. 19, 5:30-8:30 p.m.
MODERN Honolulu, 1775 Ala Moana Boulevard
By invitation only

Waikiki Love Fashion Show with drinks and heavy pupu.


Thursday, Nov. 20

Hawaii Craftsmen presents Fashion Meets Fiber

Nov. 20, 5-9 p.m.
Honolulu Museum of Art School, 1111 Victoria St.

In collaboration with Indie Visual List and Hawaii Craftsmen, this event will focus on showcasing up and coming local fashion designers from the University of Hawaii and Honolulu Community College as they present looks that are based off of the theme “ICONICA: Musical Icons”, while still incorporating a unique fiber arts element into their pieces.


Saturday, Nov. 22

Waikiki Roots & Royal Style

Nov. 22, 5-9 p.m.
The Royal Grove at Royal Hawaiian Center, 2233 Kalakaua Ave.

Witness as the catwalk comes alive with chic ensembles from locally owned businesses that set their roots in that very place, with the event beginning with a special kick-off at 5 p.m., fashion show at 5:30 p.m., and VIP cocktail reception at 6:30 p.m.

Shoppers can commemorate Hawaii Fashion Month with a limited-edition Hawaii Fashion Month t-shirt when they make purchases totaling $250 or more in one day. Receipts can be turned into Helumoa Hale & Guest Services to redeem the t-shirt. Offer runs through November.

Our Night Out – Kona at the Brewery Block

10403755_850802581610571_419823267025895379_oNov. 22, 6-11 p.m.
Kona Brewing Company, 74-5612 Pawai Place

Outdoor night market featuring fashion shows of local designers throughout the evening. Food vendors, beer garden, music, product vendors and five runway fashion shows. The event is a fundraiser for the Mele Murals project through its beneficiary, the Estria Foundation.

Kauai Event: Runway Fashion Show

Nov. 22
Kukui Grove Shopping Center, 3-2600 Kaumualii Highway

Runway Fashion Show. More details to come.


Tuesday, Nov. 25

Kai’kini Fashion Show and Trade Seminar

Nov. 25, 11:30 a.m.-6 p.m.
Kai’kini, 934 Kipuni Way

This will be a half-day event featuring a seminar of guest speakers in the fashion industry, luncheon, a fashion show and exhibit tables.


Saturday, Nov. 29

Art+Flea presents OUTFIT

Nov. 29
Ward Village Shops, 1142 Auahi St.

Details to be announced soon.






Sunday, Nov. 30


Nov. 30, 4-9 p.m.
Fishcake, 307 Kamani St.

fishcake supports HIFI/HFX during Hawai‘i Fashion Month with a special version of fishmarket, focusing on Hawaii fashion designers and “small kine” clothing shops. This event provides designers a unique opportunity to showcase their designs in fashion presentations on eight models, and to sell their designs to guests at in-store pop-up booths.