KŌLANI: THE COLLECTION – NYFW 2018

New York Fashion Week (NYFW) –  It’s the fashion event of the year where supermodels, fashion designers, and the highest authoritarians of the fashion world gather together to launch the season’s first week of Spring/Summer fashion collections. For Manaola and his team, showing the newly revealed Kōlani collection at NYFW marked the beginning of a new era– not only for the label, but for all designers, artisans, and other individuals currently working in the Hawaii fashion industry.

 

Let’s have a recap countdown of the show:

 

Thirty-nine looks.

Twenty-four women’s couture looks.

Nineteen models from Hawaii.

Fifteen men’s couture looks.

Three exclusive new prints.

Two crowd-pleasing dramatic trains.

One new finale dress.

 

LOOK 1

 

You may watch the entire show below:

 

(Video courtesy of Hawaii News Now’s Facebook LIVE Stream.)

 

Style Spotlight: Hilo Jumpsuit

Debuted in November at Honolulu Fashion Week 2016, the Womens Hilo Jumpsuit is a flirtatious play on its namesake, Hilo, which means “to twist.” 

Made of soft crinkle rayon, the Hilo Jumpsuit offers incredible versatility as its gauzy fabric skims torso to flatter every figure. The extra-long straps can be twisted and tied in a variety of chic styles to accentuate the neckline (complete with complimentary bandeau) and allow for easy movement with a wide leg fit. Known for elegant Hawaiian formalwear, MANAOLA’s Hilo Jumpsuit is a signature staple in any culture conscious closet.