By Diane Lee

We’re planning an epic HONOLULU Fashion Week this year and we can’t wait to outdo last year’s event. Hint: More designers, fashion shows and shopping opportunities. Until then, let’s review our favorite moments from the 2014 inaugural launch of HONOLULU Fashion Week, shall we?


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9. Local interior designer Kaypee Soh debuted his first-ever womenswear collection. Those floral prints sure looked classy on capes and A-line dresses.


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8. Olympic-gold-medal figure skater Kristi Yamaguchi championed her new activewear line, Tsu.ya at the Get Out! show.


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7. The chic Neiman Marcus show showed off plenty of pretty dangling earrings, feathers and oversize, sparkly necklaces.



6. Music stylist Laurent Vacher, aka Labtonic, gave us chicken skin with his super hip remix of Hawaiian beats for the Live Aloha show.


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5. Top Japan designer Takashi Kumagai of Nassisance flew in for HONOLULU Fashion Week to showcase looks from his Spring/Summer 2015 collection.


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4. Surfer, model and designer extraordinaire Malia Jones unveiled her sexy-swimsuit collection during the Live Aloha runway show. Her hubby, and Hawai‘i Five-0 star, Alex O’Loughlin showed up at the VIP event to offer support.



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3. Who knew Hawaiian Airlines flight attendants sported such stylish outfits over the past 85 years? We’re digging the 1968 flower-powered ensemble and the 1971 nylon-knit uniform, golden fish pendant and white boots. Groovy, baby!


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2. Top models Keke Lindgard and Audrey Ayaka made modeling in high heels look easy. Surfer Cayla Moore walked the runway while her sister, surf champ Carissa Moore cheered on. At least five local models caught the eye of top model scout Roman Young, who discovered Lindgard.

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1. We fell in love with the colorful flower pop-up boutique designed and constructed by John Koga and Lawrence Seward. East Coast designers, Saturdays Surf NYC collaborated with iconic Hawaiian-wear designer Sig Zane on the event’s bestselling T-shirts. Shoppers were treated to exclusive one-of-a-kind pieces.




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