Honolulu Night + Market: Pow! Wow! Hawaii Kickoff Party

(from FrolicHawaii.com 2/7/16 – Tracy Chan, Amanda Stevens, and Grant Shindo)

February’s night market kicked off festivities for one of the most anticipated art events worldwide, Pow! Wow! Hawaii, adding a fresh, artistic energy to the all-ages Our Kakaako block party, with artists from Honolulu and beyond live painting and drawing throughout the event.

Joining the vendors in the warehouse, the Pow! Wow! merch table had 2016 t-shirts and gear available, and volunteers passed out guides to the week-long artfest that takes place in and around Kakaako starting Monday. Just before the fashion show, Pow! Wow! School of Music students got to show off their skills, rocking the runway with a short live music set.

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Honolulu Night + Market Fashion Show by XIX Nineteen Palms

XIX Nineteen Palms made its Honolulu Night + Market debut before a large crowd less than a year after designer Ali Botma launched her collection in the islands. The looks are fresh, simple and clean with a tropical-meets-urban vibe. The silhouettes are slim yet flowing, and the dipped back and peek-a-boo elements are sultry, yet youthful. I love the story behind the name XIX Nineteen Palms: The 19th represents the date that Ali’s close friend began the long road to recovery from a traumatic injury, and the palm was an image Ali’s mother incorporated in each of her paintings.

The collection is sold in shops on Oahu, Kauai, Hawaii Island, California and online. For more info, check out the XIX Nineteen Palms website.

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