14 New Styles at the Made in Hawaii Festival
14 New Styles with Hawaiian Spunk to Look For at the Made in Hawaii Festival
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A lot of really good—no, really awesome—things come out of Hawaii. Must be in the salty, ocean-rich air.There are so many awesome things, in fact, that there should be a festival about them! Oh, wait, there totally is.
The Made in Hawaii Festival is happening this weekend, and if you haven't cleared your schedule yet, you need to get on that, ASAP. This three-day showcase will feature foods, books, gifts, art, plants, crafts, produce and—our favorite—kamaaina fashion and beauty products.
Check out some of our picks for new and debuting local designs to look for at the festival. Who knows? You may end up finding the best thing to come out of the Islands since the aloha shirt.
Now that's what we call "Hawaiian style."
1. We love these sweet, Maui-themed, wall-art prints from Everything is Jake! in the designer's signature retro style. $20
2. Roberta Oaks will unveil her collection of guys' and girls' tees in cheeky, Island-inspired designs. $28
3. Salty Girl Jewelry will roll out limited-edition shell necklaces on sterling silver chains with delicate details in solid 18K gold. $185
4. Seafoam Green designer Grace Sadoyama Landeza collaborated with tattoo artist Aaron Sadoyama and textile designer Sarah Ferge for this koi design, to be printed on clutches in a variety of sizes. $25–$50
5. A never-before-seen selection of Ecolicious kids' tees in cute, whimsical designs will be available alongside signature tropical clutches. $20
6. ki-ele will be launching keiki jewelry line Melia Girl, so look for precious tot-sized bangles adorned with pearls, seahorses, starfish and shells. Price upon request
7. The Bungalow Glow Premium Organics line of soaps, candles and lotions from Bubble Shack Hawaii includes luxury kukui- and macadamia-nut oils, as well as mango, coconut and shea butters. $6–$12
8. Pretty prints and happy hues combine with playful tie-back and bandeau designs in these dresses from machinemachine. $88–$110
9. Find some new Misha Hawaii jewelry designs, including an edgy body chain and these silver seahorse studs. $40–$295
The Hawaii Fashion Incubator showcase will feature fresh pieces from a handful of Hifi boutique designers, including colorful glass jewelry from JenStone Jewelry (10), keiki-size suspenders from NYAH (11), bikinis from Indigo Sage (12), Island-shaped necklaces from Kai Ea (13) and clutches from Genuine Guava (14).
Neal S. Blaisdell Exhibition Hall and Arena, 777 Ward Ave., Friday, Aug. 15 and Saturday, Aug. 16, 10 a.m.–9 p.m., and Sunday, Aug. 17, 10 a.m.–5 p.m., . $5 at the door. Children 6 and under free.