Goodwill’s Glamorous Week

(From 9/26/2013) – Amanda Stevens


Goodwill Goes GLAM! presented by Bank of Hawaii came to a close this past Sunday at Blaisdell Exhibition Hall. The event included a three-day sale open to the public where bargain hunters had a chance to select from more than 40,000 items, including vintage clothing, luxury items and popular brands. Although thousands came to shop over the event week, only 700 people were invited to the private gala and fashion show, the Timelessness of Goodwill, hosted by Ward Centers this past Thursday.

I had the honor of producing this year’s show. The production team included fashion pro Rene as Runway Coordinator and Amy Azada as Assistant Producer. The show paid tribute to the stylist within us all, noting the interesting spectrum of choices you can find when you mix classic and vintage pieces with the innovative designers of today.


The runaway show was divided in two segments: The Timelessness of Goodwill (Hollywood Icons, Classic and Contemporary) and Fashion ForWARD (a 2014/2015 fashion forecast, as featured in Las Vegas Magic Market, the epicenter for fashion students, bloggers, writers and industry professionals).

The trends include Prepster/Urban Hipster (Spring/Summer 2014) — a color pallet of rust, denim blue and mustard. Light layering is a key element, and materials are monochromatic with elements of plaid.

Boudoir (Fall/Winter 2014/2015) — satin, brushed silk, lace, chartreuse, cashmere, jacquard, and colored leather. Materials include silk tie prints, delicate chains, lace and soft ginghams. Shapes can be 1950s with fit and flare skirts and boxy jackets.


Folklore/Nomadic (Spring/Summer 2014) — a blending of vibrant embellishments, embroidery and metallics. For women, it has Indian and Moroccan influences with handwork and a color palette of nudes and brights. Patterns are tribal and Indian, with graphic prints and dye effects.

’60s Geometric (Spring/Summer 2014) — This trend is an expression of retro 1960s influences with simple shapes. Color pairings include bright multi-colored pieces driven by simple shapes, and the second focuses on a strong palette of black and white with a mix of prints such as dots, stripes, and checks

Rocker (Fall/Winter 2014/2015) — flannel, mesh, mohair, mixed media, sheer knits, vintage denim, chiffon, leather, vinyl, colored fur, and patchwork denim. Key items are the sheer maxi skirt, modified biker jacket and mixed media pant.

Americana/Prairie (Spring/Summer 2014) — an updated American Sweetheart look with nautical themes, floras, stripes, fruit prints, soft plaids, eyelet, and gingham prints. Red is a key color in this trend. Materials include: raw denim, eyelet, ticking stripes, white linen, and chambray.

Goodwill’s Glamorous Week

Goodwill's Glamorous Week

Brianna Acosta, 2013 Miss Hawaii USA styled by Amy Azada (photo by Travis Okimoto)


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