By Michael Keany

Photo: David Croxford 

When you think of HONOLULU Fashion Week, you probably think of runway shows, locally designed goods and stylish people. Sure, you’ll find plenty of all that as things kick off tonight at the Hawai‘i Convention Center, but you’ll also find a striking exhibition of locally made art.

The exhibit, which will be on display near the Marketplace, was curated by John Koga, one of Hawaii’s most established and respected artists. He invited 10 other local artists to contribute an original work of art to the show, in media ranging from oil pastels to photography to wool.

Here’s the full list of artists:
Drew Broderick
Yvonne Cheng
A.J. Feducia
Ben King
James Kuroda
Kai Fu Lui
Brandon Ng
Hadley Nunes
Noe Tanigawa
Tiffany Torre

If you see a piece you love, good news, all the pieces are available to purchase, with prices ranging from $1,000 to $18,000. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to support the official nonprofit of Fashion Week, Reach the Runway, which creates mentorship opportunities for O‘ahu middle-school students interested in pursuing a career in the fashion industry.

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