May 27, 2015 Melissa White

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

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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.

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Melissa White Co-founder of HIFI and its initiatives Purveyor of multiple professions and identities

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