Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Fabric to Fashion

It's been nearly two weeks since the fashion show that I, along with my fellow Couturiers participated in.  The show was a tribute to Alfred Shaheen; showcasing vintage pieces and also the grand opening to his exhibit in the Schaefer Gallery.  With his undeniable talent of creating textiles, Shaheen helped popularize the Hawaiian shirt and aloha wear.  It was truly an honor and privilege, as a student designer to be able to show with the likes of established Hawaii designers;  Bernard FoongAnne Namba, and Maggie Coulombe.  It was also great to see Andy South again.  He did a fabulous job emceeing the event.

Collectively, we decided to incorporate a Hawaiian-ish textile into our collection, to pay tribute and honor Shaheen's legacy.  The fabric we selected had a retro feel to it and definitely stood out on the runway.  I'm still waiting to see/get photos from the event, but local photographer, Anna Kim, was able to capture this gorgeous shot of my design.  I had the best model evaaarrr, Sofia. She worked the runway and my dress like no other. And the hot pants looked AMAZEBALLS on her. LOVE!  Visit Anna Kim's blog, to see a few more snaps from the show. 

(via Anna Kim)

A few of my friends and Couturier's that also showcased pieces in the fashion show.

{Left to right:  Aya, Me, Katie, The Pirate, MJ, Andy South, Kahanu, Hilda}

Love, S

p.s. Still a few more days to enter my Shopbop Giveaway.  Go enter now! :)

26 comments:

Kristy said...

Sharon, I love your shorts/skirt! The leather petals are amazing! Don't tell me they're also one of your amazing DIYs?! :D

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sharon lei said...

Kristy! The skirt is pretty amazing.. I wish I could say it's one my creations, but it's not. I'll post a better outfit post of it soon. I'm pretty sure I could make it though. :D

Love, S

Stephanie Ayu said...

Ahhh i'm obsessed with your hair! I want long luscious locks but I'm too impatient to wait for it to grow out :)

I love your blog too, I hope we can be blog friends ^_^

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Claire Kiefer said...

Ooooooh I'm so impressed! What a gorgeous photo of your design! Can't wait to see more pics, and CONGRATS!! :)

Babe Jane said...

the skirt you have wore looks great :)

FRANKIE HEARTS FASHION said...

Holy balls Sharon...that dress is unbelievable!! What a talent you are....looking forward to seeing more pics! xoxo

Anisa Young said...

That dress is amazing! I love the colorful print, so festive! Greaaat job! xxAnisa

Celine said...

Sounds like a fun night!
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Dee said...

Such a prety dress!

XO Dee

Laura said...

Fun dress, but what I really adore is your skirt. I'd love to see a close up shot of it.

Love, Laura

Miss Kwong said...

lovely fashion show! following u right now.

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Porcelain complexion said...

Congrats! That must have been amazing to see your work up there!!
I LOVE the movement & drama <3

Lisa said...

OHHH so neat!! i absolutely love those leather scalloped? shorts you are wearing?? haha can't see it that well but they look so chic and cool!!

oh for the banana taipei birkin i put the links up on my page :)

Dressing Up For Me said...

The skirt you´re wearing is so cute! Is that cut out leather?

Lexy @ QUIRKY EXPLOSION said...

AH. Amazing - you guys did a fantastical job! I love how whimsical nad bright and swooshhyy and mmmm it all is!

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Zarna said...

LOVING the runway look!

Aquí said...

I am in LOVE with your outfit! Are those sequins??? Thank you so much for sending me the link to the nail tutorial!

Kat said...

that dress is amazing!! certainly a show stopper! :D

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Dale said...

What a fun post! I loved seeing so much about fashion week and your pics are really cool. Looks like you had a great time with your friends.P.S your outfit with the sequins is so chic and your haircut and bangs are adorable. Following you now

xoDale
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Fashion and Number said...

You look so chic my dear! I love the pants!

Hope you had a graet time doing what you like. ;)

FashionJazz said...

U look gorgeous babe! : ) xx

Maia at Sweet Alchemies said...

Congratulations - how exciting! Everything looks impeccable. And your dog is ADORABLE.

Pop Champagne said...

such a pretty design you made! congrats it's beautiful :D

cryskay said...

that gown is gorgeous! i love the print and the black & white shorts paired with it. xx

Simply Audrey said...
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Simply Audrey said...

LOVE IT! your dress is amazing and u r right, your model really rocked it! =) Congrats!