Hawai‘i has a new fashion hub–a 1500 square-foot local design boutique and collaborative workspace called the Hifi Coop, launched by Hifi–The Hawaii Fashion Incubator.
Perched on the Ward Warehouse second floor (above T&C), the part local design boutique, photo studio, lounge and work/sew space for Hifi members will showcase and support local designers while offering events, workshops and classes for local fashion professionals and fashion lovers.
The space opened to the public March 3 (with an appearance by Governor Abercrombie), with events through the weekend and Hifi designers onhand. Highlights included a Cosmic Bobbins trunk show of upcycled handbags, and local designers including Salty Girl Jewelry, Organik, Maui Thing, and Katrina Langford. Keiki and adults can work with dye with artist Maya Portner, or transform a basic tee into art.
What a treat to see this all-local effort made possible with local support and donations. How could you use an incubator? What projects are just waiting for a home to help them come to life?
Ask the Coop soon about party packages, too.