Support local agriculture this Saturday and visit Hawaiian Fresh Farms for locally-sustained dishes by Chef Lee Anne Wong – the truck will be visiting from the North Shore. For artisan pies, look no further Sweet Revenge’s booth and sweet treats from Kathy Masunaga. Check them out at 683 Auahi Street from 6-11 pm.
Nicole Kay Designs will be in the Pinch of Salt warehouse Saturday night, selling handmade gemstone jewelry. At FM Boutique, check out the latest in trendy and classic style’s from Hawaii’s popular boutique – all at Honolulu Night Market on October 19th from 6 – 11 pm.
This Night Market, in conjunction with our Runway theme and Hawaii Fashion Month, CoXist Studio introduces a fascinating new exhibition, Juxtapose! It’s an art, fashion and new cinema exhibition all about urban transformations, featuring submissions of wearable art made from urban materials from about 10 different artists (There are no restrictions on the material used to create the garment or accessory), crazy new 3D cinema projection by local artist Aisis Chen and a custom installation by innovative sculptor/designer Robert Reed. All the different parts of the exhibition will play off each other and the theme of fashion, perhaps in some unexpected ways.
Why wearable art?
“We chose to feature wearable art for our contribution to Hawaii Fashion Month because it gives people the opportunity to look at fashion from an alternative lens. We have been known at CoXist Studio to do our events a little outside of the norm, and we loved the idea of giving the artists absolutely no restrictions on what they can create!” said Casea Rose, executive director at CoXist.
“By abstracting and putting fashion in a different context, you see [the items of clothing], their inspiration and creativity,” adds Robert Reed, one of the judges who is also doing a custom installation at the event. “I personally consider wearable art an extension of sculpture. It also readily allows for many other mediums like music, dance, performance, and installation involving several senses. Like art, fashion can be anything and has movements. People can now question ‘Is that Fashion?,’ just like they question ‘Is that Art?’ I feel wearable art addresses this.”
Some of the wearable art pieces will be for purchase, with the designers receiving 100 percent of the profit from the sale. Juxtapose includes a craft cocktail bar, DJs from Kitchen Music Society spinning up a tasty selection of lounge beats, and a hookah and cigar lounge outside. And for all of you looking for an after-party, CoXist will be open until the wee hours of the night this month!
Juxtapose at CoXist Studio
When: Pre-party Thursday, Oct 17 from 6-11 p.m., Grand Opening at Night Market, Saturday, Oct. 19, 6 p.m. – very late
Where: Inside CoXist Studio (331 Keawe St)
Stop by Miemiko’s stall at the Honolulu Night Market for locally designed letterpress paper, gift tags, stamps and more – the company was named Best Local Stationery by Honolulu magazine in 2010 and the items are artful and perfect for sending thoughtful notes or giving special gifts. For keiki apparel with ‘70s and island bohemian prints, head to Oopsy Daze Kids and for urban apparel, hats and accessories, The New Regime is your destination.
More warehouse pop-ups: Red Label Clothing will be at Honolulu Night Market with their distinctive logo items including signature tanks and tees. Juzu, a new men’s jewelry company will also set up (temp) shop – check them out tonight at Honolulu Night Market!
Other food vendors to check out on September 21st: Wow Wow Waffle for authentic Belgian street waffles served with organic ingredients from local farmers and suppliers, and Kava Kine will be selling bags of kava, bowls and kava dark chocolate. For a taste of Deutschland, Wurst Wagen has grilled bratwurst, German potato salad, homemade Kaiser rolls, sauerkraut, homemade currywust with curry ketchup and fries — wash it all down with a Life is Sweet Italian soda and you have yourself a great Honolulu Night Market night.
a. wattz will be Lei Chic’s featured designer for this month’s Honolulu Night Market – stop by the warehouse for Kaimuki designer Amanda Watkins’ colorful, refined jewelry and peek at the new Indian Summer collection which will debut along with exclusive discounts (20% off anything neon, plus 10% off regular priced merchandise if you mention Lei Chic) and a giveaway. You should not not go – check it out September 21st from 6-11 pm.