APDM Fashion Show
Seven University of Hawaii at Manoa senior designers presented their own collections, plus a finale of “Reinvented Culture” and “Rational Science”-themed shows as part of the school's annual Apparel Product Design and Merchandising (APDM) Program fashion show, this year themed “Reverie: Daydreams Set Adrift.”
The event took place at Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa on April 27, starting with a silent auction of items contributed by such companies as Hilo Hattie, Valerie Joseph, Jams World, 'Iolani, Maui Jim, Maui Divers, San Lorenzo and more, as an example of established brands lending a hand to the next generation of designers.
Here is a look at the finale of “Reinvented Culture” and “Rational Science”-themed shows. The former imagines the intersection of folklore and sustainability, while the latter combines geometry and the technology of LED lights as one vision of our fashion future.
The individual collections follow in the order they were presented.
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