HONOLULU Fashion Week: Manuheali`i and Get Out!

(from FrolicHawaii.com 11/22/15 – Amanda Stevens)

On Saturday, HONOLULU Fashion Week featured two runway shows that captured Hawaii’s unique style. The afternoon show at Hawaii Convention Center showcased the contemporary aloha wear of Manuheali`i. In the evening, for the first of two shows, local designers presented the active lifestyle of the islands in the show, “Get Out!” (We’ll be posting Monday about the third show — the Runway to Runway Fashion Show featuring designs by New York’s Todd Snyder, ELLERY from Sydney, Lie Sangbong of Seoul, Tokyo’s AULA and Hawaii’s Kaypee Soh.)

If you take a good look at the styling of each ensemble, you’ll notice what takes each outfit to the next level. Therese Wahl styled the Manuheali`i runway presentation, adding elements ranging from an Audrey Hepburn “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” elegance to her signature, unapologetic bohemian vibe.

For the Get Out! show, Hilo-born stylist Don Sumada — part of the New York-team who flew in to work the three-day event — paired unexpected elements such as a Posh Pua one-piece swimsuit with a leather fringe poncho. Amazing!

Here’s a look at the two shows:

Manuhealii Runway Show – Photos by Levi Viloria

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Get Out! Runway Show – Photos by Levi Viloria

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Photo by Bobby Coello

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