Ever wonder about Andy South, one of the finalists on “Project Runway”? One of the results of South’s success was to shine national and local focus on the Hawaii Fashion Industry. And as a result, we have seen renewed energy and professionalism in the local design and couture industry.
November’s Boardroom ventures into the field of couture and the fashion design industry. With the help of Alison Izu Song and Summer Shiigi we will hear firsthand about the “Cut Collective”. This is Hawaii’s fashion incubator which also functions as a factory hybrid dedicated to providing independent designers with the resources and skills to streamline their production process, transforming local manufacturing into the most innovative and affordable process, while providing a design-driven option for the local consumer.
Alison is the owner of Alison Izu Denim which focuses on clothing for petite women and is featured at Nordstrom and carried nationally at jeans.com
Summer has over 12 years of experience in retail and buying and is a contributing editor for HONOLULU magazine. She has already launched her “Ten Tomorrow” line of ready-to-wear fashion.
Cut Collective also serves as consultants to up-and-coming Hawaii Designers. HSBP members will have the opportunity to see not yet available fashion lines from designers you will hear about in months to come.
Cut Collective is funded by a venture capital grant from the Hawaii State Development Corporation and a grant from the US Department of Economic Development Administration.
Boardrooms are free and limited to HSBP dues-paying members only. Registrations by nonmembers will be cancelled. Attendance at this Boardroom is limited to 20 HSBP members.
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