Past Honolulu Event: VOL 28

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VOL 28

November 11, 2016
@ Honolulu Museum of Art School

PechaKucha Honolulu will be ending this year with a little bit of style, featuring Hawaii-based fashion designers, artists, scholars and other community members that contribute to the unique style of Honolulu.

Location: Honolulu Museum of Art School
1111 Victoria Street

Guests can park at the Honolulu Museum of Art School parking lot, at 1111 Victoria Street, with entrances on Beretania and Young Streets. It is $5 for 5 hours of parking. Street parking is available but limited. 

Food: Musukawas

Drink: Beer bar will be available to guests 21 years of age or older.

Admission: Free. Reservations are not required.


Speakers (in order of presentation):

Josh D. Feldman
President and CEO Tori Richard

Karen Hampton
Los Angeles-based textile artist

Dr. Marata Tamaira
Center for Pacific Island Studies

Jordan Shamir
The Hangout

Koa Johnson

Michelle Chen 
Fiber Arts Fashion + Performance

Brian Choy
Flower and feather lei artist

Joi Song
GROUP 70 International

Reise Kochi
Fashion Designer


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60 Years of Textile Art Inspiration from Honolulu

@ VOL 28 ON NOV 11, 2016

In 60 Years of Textile Art Inspiration from Honolulu at PechaKucha Night Honolulu Vol. 28Josh Feldman explores the inspiration for Tori Richard prints and explain why he thinks Honolulu is perhaps the only place where a company like Tori Richard is possible.

Josh is the president and CEO of Tori Richard, Ltd., a resort apparel company founded in Honolulu in 1956. Tori Richard is the largest textile and apparel manufacturer in the state of Hawaii with nearly 200 employees and over 2,000 points of distribution. Tori Richard is unique in that it creates and copyrights 100% of the textile artwork it uses. This is relatively unique in the industry and an area of expertise shared by just a few dozen companies globally. 

This was "Presentation of the Day" on April 4th, 2017.

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A Life in Search of Inspiration

@ VOL 28 ON NOV 11, 2016

African American artist Karen Hampton takes us on an adventure through time as she conducts research for her historically based artwork.  Karen is a world recognized fiber artist living in California who has researched the African Diaspora in locations near and far.  This presentation covers her time in Brazil and the Nevada desert.  Her artwork is on display at the Honolulu Museum of Art thru April 23rd ,2017.

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Dynamic Styles: Change and Continuity in Pacific Visual Culture

@ VOL 28 ON NOV 11, 2016

"The visual cultures styles... are responsive to change yet they retain the thread of continuity of the past."

In Dynamic Styles: Change and Continuity in Pacific Visual Culture at PechaKucha Night Honolulu Vol.28, Dr. Mārata Ketekiri Tamaira introduces a selection of Pacific visual culture styles from across the region, emphasizing the way they express the dynamic relationship between change and continuity over time and space. To narrow her focus, she considers three key sites of aesthetic production, including architecture, textiles, and sculpture. 

Dr. Mārata Ketekiri Tamaira hails from Aotearoa New Zealand and has genealogical ties with  the central North Island tribe of Ngāti Tūwharetoa. She is a Honolulu-based Māori scholar and university instructor whose research focuses on contemporary Hawaiian and Pacific art. 

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Wednesday, February 1st, 2017.

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Hanging Out in Style

@ VOL 28 ON NOV 11, 2016

Jordan Shamir is the owner and instructor at The Hang Out Antigravity Fitness in Kaka‘ako. He has been sharing his passion for AntiGravity’s techniques for the past 4 years with thousands of people. The styles of AntiGravity Fitness are as varied as the clients that come to experience it. “Open up, be free and experience AntiGravity.”

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KOJO Couture

@ VOL 28 ON NOV 11, 2016

 Koa Johnson is perhaps best known for his line of bridal and formal gowns made under the brand bearing an abbreviation of his name, Kojo Couture. Each of Johnson’s collections includes one dress created with unconventional materials and references Hawaiian history or material culture, interpreted through the lens of avant-garde fashion. Koa goes back and forth between his Maui home and Oahu, his home away from home. You can find his collections online at and on instagram at kojocouture.

Presented at PechaKucha Night Honolulu Vol. 28

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Photography + Fashion

@ VOL 28 ON NOV 11, 2016

Wearable artists of different style techniques, materials, and backgrounds gather tonight to showcase their designs in this fashion show. Performance, music, and slide photos is an assembled package of Michelle Chen’s digital production, and performance is executed by Stephanie Kaji. Please enjoy the collaboration of visual art, music, dance, and fashion.

Music credit to Melanie Martinez "Mrs. Potato Head"

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It's Gonna Be OK

@ VOL 28 ON NOV 11, 2016

Lila Lee approaches photography as a documentation of life. With a BFA in Photography from Art Center College of Design, she does commission work as well as personal projects with the same approach. Her work shows the honest moments in life & her attraction to the rough imperfect things in it that make it beautiful.

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Lei Making

@ VOL 28 ON NOV 11, 2016

Brian Choy is a student of the late Irmalee and Walter Pomroy. He met them in the late 1970’s and took every opportunity to watch them make lei. Brian and his family had a quick wili lei making session from Joyce Davis as part of Beatrice Krauss’s Ethnobotany of Hawaii class at Lyon Arboretum in the mid-1970’s. Brian first entered the City and County of Honolulu May Day Lei Competition in 1976 with his brother Reyn. Brian, family and friends entered the Lei Competition for the next three decades. During the many years of making lei, Brian learned how to make lei using the different Hawaiian lei making methods - kui, hili, kipuu, haku, wili, and humapapa.

Brian teaches lei making at the Honolulu Museum of Art School.

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Leather Designs

@ VOL 28 ON NOV 11, 2016

Reise Kochi is from the island of O‘ahu and creates leather body pieces. He graduated from HCC’s fashion technology program in 2010. Since then, he has been Assistant Designer for Ari South and has acted as stylist for multiple magazines, commercials, and fashion shows. He started designing body pieces since May 2015, but he has been working with leather since 2012. His first pieces were a limited run of leather handbags. He is currently working on body harnesses (for women and men) pet accessories, and a handbag collection. He is always eager to create new pieces and to collaborate with other creatives to create fun and experimental photo shoots.

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