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Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Cut Above the Rest (Part 2)

More looks from The Cut Collective's spring trunk show

Rumi Murakami
Rumi Murakami (from left): Midnight squiggle print top, $63, and skirt, $72, and notch collar vest, $128, and tuxedo pant, $118.

Tomorrow, New York will be abuzz with high fashion and runway shows. Sure, you might be watching wistfully from the sidelines (a.k.a. your computer monitor), but don't forget, you have your own designer event to attend this weekend.

As we mentioned yesterday, The Cut Collective co-founders are hosting a spring trunk show and sale. Here, we preview yet another line's spring releases.

Rumi Murakami
This Kahaluu designer loves polished, work-appropriate pieces with high-quality fabrics and clean, minimalist silhouettes, and this season is no different. For spring, Murakami uses a soft, midnight-squiggle-print rayon to create a breezy sundress, bias-cut top with mandarin collar and cap sleeves, and a beautifully draped shirttail hem skirt (hey, nothing wrong with channeling a little Angelina in the office - tastefully, of course). Our favorites? A notch collar vest with tailored seaming and hidden hook-and-eye closure to ensure a slim waistline, and a narrow tuxedo pant that spins menswear into a super sleek, feminine outfit. Look also for the launch of her white cotton shirt collection, a series of stylish takes on the ultimate workwear staple. Up first: two short-sleeved shirts (one with a faux collar, the other with rectangular inset details) that pair perfectly with other pieces in the collection. For more information, visit Rumi Murakami's Facebook page.

The Cut Collective's trunk show and sale takes place this Saturday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., at 2800 Woodlawn Dr., Suite 192. A Valentine's Day flash sale is planned for Friday, February 14, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., more details to come. For more information, email

Posted on Wednesday, February 5, 2014 in Permalink

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Lei Chic is a daily email and shopping blog that plugs you into Hawaii's newest and hottest boutiques, designers, trends, spas and salons, and more. You'll also discover all the cool events, dinners and sales happening around town in our Weekend Picks every Thursday. With Lei Chic, you'll get the inside scoop on what everyone will be talking about tomorrow – in your inbox today.

Lei Chic associate editor Natalie Schack has been a cultural anthropology student,museum worker bee and dabbler in graphic design. When she isn't scouting new fashion, compiling to-do lists or crafting puns, Natalie spends her free time dreaming up elaborate picnic ideas; "researching" via YouTube tutorials, blogs and Instagram; and dusting off her pith helmet for the next adventure life throws her way.

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