Honolulu Community College holds its annual fashion show in Waikiki
» Revealing self in design
WE CAN'T TAKE sunshine for granted now that we've seen how unpredictable weather patterns can turn a sunny spring Hawaii day into one filled with dark rain clouds in a matter of minutes.
The students of Honolulu Community College discovered that the hard way last year when trying to stage their annual fashion show in the open air on the campus grounds. It was a beautiful setup, replete with lanterns and white tablecloths, but a sudden downpour pushed the dinner portion of the event into the cafeteria, and while the show itself was able to move to the outdoor stage, the students don't want to take that risk again.
So this year, the show moves indoors, to the Sheraton Waikiki Hotel's Molokai Ballroom, where 16 seniors and about 14 juniors will present 130 designs during "Cover Shot," a fashion show inspired by magazine covers that shape consumers' perceptions of style.
The event will open with boutique sales at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, followed by lunch at 11 a.m. and the runway show at 12:30 p.m.
In addition to highlighting the work of senior class members, the fashion show will have three categories:
"Aqua Diva": Celebrating Hawaii's sea-and-sand lifestyle with swimsuits and aloha wear
"Urban Euphoria": City looks
"Reinvention": Experimental fashion plus an encore segment featuring paper dresses created for Kahala Mall's Viva la Diva spring fashion event. All the garments were made using a variety of papers such as doilies, tissue, paper towels and rice paper.
Tickets are $32. Call the HCC fashion department, 845-9203.