Designers make for ‘Endless Summer’

Join Halele‘a: The Art of Hawaiian Living as it celebrates all things made on Kaua‘i during its “Endless Summer” fashion party from 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday. The South Shore boutique will feature new clothing and accessories from Kaua‘i designers machinemachine, Julie Mai, Julie Leiko plus new sunrise and sea glass jewelry by Brianna.

Eat cupcakes and sip champagne while browsing the designer’s new, one-of-a-kind items. For more information, call Anna at 742-9525. Halele‘a is located at the Shops at Kukui‘ula Village. The boutique is open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily.

About the designers:


Shannon Hiramoto (aka machinemachine) started her company four years ago after finding inspiration in a short story by E.M. Foster about human empowerment and existence amongst technology. Inspired by the ideals in the story, Hiramoto makes everything with her own two hands.

Using a lot of vintage and recycled fabrics, machinemachine clothing is bright, fun and is always fresh. Her one of a kind pieces offer the girls (and guys) in Hawai‘i an alternative to mass-produced clothing or expensive designer wear. Dresses start at $76. Hats are $36.

Julie Mai Designs

The North Shore jewelry designer dreams up contemporary island pieces made out of hammered silver and gold. Earrings range from $65 to $150. Necklaces range from $150 to $200. Mai will bring new designs to Saturday’s trunk show.


Born and raised on the Westside, Julie Lopez uses vintage Hawaiian fabrics to make one-of-a-kind clutches for her line, Leiko. Her colorful creations range from $50 to $75.


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