Our fashion show this month features none other than local up-and-coming designer and stylist Matt Bruening, a graduate of UH Manoa’s Fashion Design program. Matt will be assisted by Lindsey Higa, of fashion blog Pineapple Ice. We asked Matt about what inspired him for this show, and what kind of styles to expect on the runway. Here’s what he said:
“The name of the collection is ‘Morning View,’ and it’s a resort collection compiled of flowy silks, rayon and knits,” Matt said.
“The inspiration comes from a camping trip i had out at Makua (in Makaha, where I’m from). I woke up to a beautiful sunrise which I pulled a lot of the colors from.”
“The waves were rolling in, the sand was soft, the cool breeze was flowing, and my direct inspiration is the vibe I got from that moment of just feeling free and tied to nothing at all, which is why there is a lot of fluidity and drape to the collection.”
“We’re aiming toward blending a more urban and edgy Boho touch with it to give the collection a little more. The assortment is pretty versatile, with jumpsuits, pants, tops, dresses and some graphic tees too.”
Don’t miss this month’s fashion show, on the Main Stage at 8 p.m.!
All photos by Desmond Centro. Model: Nalani Ravela. Shot in Williamsburg, New York.