Sneak peek: Barrio Vintage Psycho-Tropic fashion show

(from FrolicHawaii.com 6/10/15 – Amanda Stevens)

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Barrio Vintage puts on one fashion showcase a year, and it’s usually epic. There’s already buzz about this year’s Psycho-Tropic theme chosen by partners Bradley Rhea and Jonathan Saupe: 1960s and ’70s tropical psychedelia from a time of sensory freedom and style exploration.

Thursday’s fashion showcase is at The Manifest. We got the exclusive first look at some of it — organic earthy elements, pops of vibrant acid floral and graphic prints. Cool stuff from Chinatown’s fashion-forward vintage boutique.

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“Imagine post-mod distopic,” Rhea says of this late ’60s purple jumper. “The colors are a bit off, disjointed but interesting.”

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I fell in love with this Chinese meets tropic ensemble with a Keone Sportswear label, circa 1960s or early ’70s.

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Paiko has partnered with A. Wattz Dezigns to create one-of-a-kind living jewelry for the show — air plants paired with shells, crochet circles and beads. So cool.

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PSYCHO-TROPIC — presented by Barrio Vintage and The Manifest
Thursday, June 11
The Manifest
32 N. Hotel St.
Free admission, 21 and over
8pm reception
9pm runway presentation
Music and dancing to follow with DJs Timo, Gnaraly and Tohm & Jerri

Barrio Vintage
1160 Nuuanu Ave.
808-674-7156

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