Honolulu’s First ‘Fashion as Public Art’ Project Needs YOU


Photos from previous collaborations including Havanidad (Cuba), Grey Cincinnati (US), Femme Universalis (Toronto), and Situozuone (Italy)

June 2015 brings Toronto designer, professor, and HFX Mentor Henry Navarro to Honolulu, where he sets the stage for Ahola, a site specific fashion project with potential to change the world!

A site-specific fashion project is a community driven public art work that takes advantage of fashion design’s collaborative processes to allow the exploration of social or political issues in a specific location. Henry coined the term “fashion as public art” and has completed similar projects working with communities in Cuba, Italy, Spain, and the mainland US.

Everyone is welcomed to participate, in everything from planning to design, photography, modeling, event production, and all the roles in between. Expert participants learn about the social empowerment aspect of project while novice ones learn about fashion as a creative industry.

The work starts right away and develops organically based on who comes to the table. The sky is the limit!

The final collection will be showcased during Hawaii Fashion Month in November 2015.

Please use this form to indicate your interests and talents and look out for immediate follow up.


Visit a fashion + art pop up in the heart of Manoa from May 6 – May 17. The pop-up features over 20 artists showcasing contemporary art, vintage fashion, jewelry, and one-of-a-kind designs from around the Pacific.

Pacifikology is dedicated to showcasing new artists, designers, products and creative services that reflect current ideas, aesthetics, and new forms of creative expression. Our upcoming pop up is organized by Marla Momi Musick of Laukoa Creative, Colleen Kimura of Tutuvi Sitoa, and Lauren Faulkner of The Fine Art Associates.

For more information, click here to visit the page in the HFX events calendar.

Location: Paradise Park, 3737 Manoa Rd // 10-6pm Mon thru Sun