By Nadine Kam
Nadine Kam photos
Models dressed in BLVQ, Matt Bruening's holiday collection.
If the world had ended Dec. 21, Matt Bruening would have been happy knowing his work over the past few months had been for naught, as he closed the year with the showing of his BLVQ | MB Holiday Collection 2013, at The Republik.
So close to the holidays, I'm sure everyone had a million things to do, but it seems as if the entire fashion community was there to show their support for Matt, whose fashion show was also part of Christa Wittmier's "Last Ever" birthday party and fundraiser for the arts organization POW WOW HAWAI'I.
Luckily, the world didn't end, so it was neither goodbye to friends nor the end of birthdays for the woman about town, but she is saying goodbye to her blogging days while continuing her work with Young's Market Co. of Hawaii, and moving on to other projects.
And for Matt, the world's not ending means we can actually snatch up some of his latest designs with its perfect mix of casual sophistication. His minimalist, go-anywhere pieces can be dressed up or down, whether you're headed to a swanky soiree or just wanna curl up on the couch at home.
Many of the pieces will fit into any existing wardrobe, and I don't know if you can see in my video, but I'm particularly interested in a pair of comfy looking bloomers.
To purchase pieces, contact Matt—who's working out of a Chinatown studio—directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
Designer Matt Bruening cuts up with Lindsey Higa, who, with fellow stylists Geremy Campos and Reise Kochi, helped with the show.