Archive for Fashion Design

Ari Southiphong (Andy South): A Life Redesigned

In the second of two episodes, fashion designer Ariyaphon Southiphong (formerly Andy South) talks about her transition to becoming a transgendered female through hormone replacement therapy. Ari elaborates on the challenges her transition has presented and the insight it has given her, both personally and professionally.

Original Air Date: July 9, 2013.

Long Story Short with Leslie Wilcox is a production of PBS Hawaii.

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Long Story Short – Nake’u Awai – Designing Timeless and Unique Island Wear

Leslie Wilcox talks story with Nake’u Awai, a Kalihi-based clothing designer renowned for his timeless and unique island wear. Nake’u initially pursued an entertainment career that led him to Broadway and Hollywood. Eventually he returned home, where he found his calling in fashion design. For three decades, Nake’u’s creative Hawaiian prints and equally stunning fashion shows have wowed clientele throughout the islands.

Long Story Short with Leslie Wilcox is a production of PBS Hawaii.

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Long Story Short – Sig Zane – Innovative Hilo-Based Fashion Designer

Leslie Wilcox talks story with Sig Zane, a Hilo fashion designer who’s been in the business for over 25 years. Sig originally considered careers in architecture, law and real estate before discovering Hawaiian culture and fashion design in the 1970s, when he moved to the Big Island. Sig is one of the first designers to incorporate native Hawaiian plant imagery into his clothing designs, a reflection of his strong affinity for and commitment to Hawaiian culture.

Long Story Short with Leslie Wilcox is a production of PBS Hawaii.

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Long Story Short – Anne Namba – Fashion Designer of “Kimono Couture”

Anne Namba is the creator of a fashion line blending vintage Japanese fabrics and contemporary fashion, “kimono couture.” Her brand, Anne Namba Designs, is being picked up nationally by Nordstrom’s and is featured in other select Mainland stores. Anne graduated from Kalani High School and went on to the prestigious Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City. After stints in the garment industry in New York and L.A., Anne started her own business.

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Long Story Short with Leslie Wilcox is a production of PBS Hawaii.

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Long Story Short – Mamo Howell – Hawaii Fashion Designer

If you know the name Mamo, it’s probably because Mamo Howell is one of Hawaii’s most successful fashion designers and retailers. Quite an accomplishment for a woman  – half Hawaiian – who started her business in her 40s.

Long Story Short - Mamo HowellBut that’s not where Mamo’s story began. As a teenager she danced hula in Waikiki to help support her family and later became a high-fashion model, strutting on runways in New York and Paris. Hawaii’s first top model.

 

 

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