Hawaii may not be considered one of the fashion capitals of the world.
But for three days starting Thursday, it will play host to a fashion extravaganza like no other.
Ala Moana Center is throwing The Fall Fashion Event, an action-packed weekend of fashion featuring more than 80 in-store events.
Here’s the weekend lineup:
• Thursday, Sept. 8: Fashion’s Night Out starts at 5 p.m. with upscale shops like Dior and Folli Follie serving champagne and dishing exclusive gifts.
• Friday, Sept. 9: Honolulu’s firefighters heat up Centerstage in a runway show featuring fall looks from Tori Richard, Reyn’s and more.
• Saturday, Sept. 10: Award-winning local designer Amos Kotomori hosts hourly shows, starting at noon, featuring the latest haute fashions from Ala Moana Center vendors.
• Sunday, Sept. 11: The final day of the event starts with a Sept. 11 remembrance ceremony, followed by a runway show with the heads of Hawaii’s non-profit organizations.
And if you can’t make it for any of the shows — or you just want to shop instead — you can redeem $250 in receipts for a free red-haute clutch (above).
For more information, visit Ala Moana Center or call (808) 955-9517.
runway sounds like a must see! Hourly! will there be pupus and champagne too?
It’s good for them to plan events like this in this economy. Hopefully stores will be in the black that night from extra patronage from the show!
Reminds me of that old bumper sticker – London, Paris, New York, Waimanalo. Used to wonder what those lame three cities were doing on a bumper sticker with Waimanalo 🙂 But seriously, they have the Hong Kong and Tokyo Fashion Fairs so why not one at Ala Moana. Better yet, why not take that airport backdrop from ‘Lost’ aka the Hawaii Convention Center and try to make it an annual event. I hate going to Tokyo in February to see clothes. Of course don’t tell I said so… when I was with Bank of Hawaii I was one of a handful of people yelling about what a stupid waste of money the convention center was. Yep, politically incorrect then… politically incorrect now.