Perennial friends of Hifi, the Honolulu Weekly's editorial team showed us big love by inventing a separate category "Best Fashion Incubator" in their 2012 'Best of Honolulu' issue.
Hifi and the State DBEDT partnered up to bring local designers to Japan's largest trade show, and Nadine Kam was right on the scoop. Read about the designers and the beginning of a partnership between Hifi and the State of Hawaii that is sure to make waves well into the future. Read it here.
Living Lei Chic - Hawaii News Now - March 2012
Living Lei Chic ran a great segment on the Hifi Coop just prior to our grand opening. Lei Chic editor Christi Young and Hawaii News Now anchor Tanya Joaquin took a spin through the space, checking out local designers, talking with UH APDM students, and chatting up Melissa May White, Hifi co-founder. Watch it below!
Midweek - February 2012
Fashion writer Yushing Ting put together an impressive spread of featured designers at the Hifi Coop. The shoot was styled by Tyson Joines, Zairrah Geyrozaga, Ian Ramos, and Olo Alalamua. Models included former Miss Hawaii Nicole Fox, Aviva Gorham, and Forrest Akemann. Featured designers: My Cryptonauts by Aaron Lee, UMEE Honolulu, Katrina Langford, Organik, Maui Thing, Addy*Ollie, Arkotec, Meg By Design, Salty Girl Jewelry, and more! See it here.
The Honolulu Weekly - February 2012
The Honolulu Weekly showcased Hawaii's local fashion industry in its February 29, 2012 issue. It included interviews and profiles of local fashion luminaries, emerging designers, and business owners. Hifi co-founder Melissa May White was among those profiled. Read it here.
Lei Chic - February 2012
HONOLULU Magazine's daily style blog dished on the opening of the Hifi Coop, highlighting the cooperative nature of the space, participating local designers, and upcoming classes and workshops.
Honolulu Star Advertiser - January 2012
Nadine Kam covered the Hifi Coop's pending opening in a centerpiece article for the Honolulu Star Advertiser, Hawaii's largest distribution newspaper.
Pacific Business News - October 2011
PBN broke the story about Hifi's new fashion incubator space at Ward Warehouse, calling it a home for the fashion industry. Subscribers can access the full story here.
Hawaii Public Radio's "The Conversation" - March 2011
HPR's Chris Vandercook interviewed Hifi Co-founder Melissa White about the Pop-up Incubator event, Pecha Kucha Night, and what it takes to succeed in fashion. Listen here - segment starts at 18:53.
PaulaRath.com - Shopping at the Hifi Pop-up Incubator, March 2011
Fashion journalist Paula Rath has been a longtime mentor of Hifi, but even she was impressed when she set foot in our Ala Moana Center Pop-up Incubator. She scored some amazing finds (and even discovered a new designer or two) in our local design boutique "The Coop". Read about her retail adventures here (and visit her blog home page for many other posts about Hifi and our projects).
Fashion Tribe - New Life for Old Tees, March 2011
Fashion writer Nadine Kam was a regular at Hifi's pop-up incubator. Charmed by the work of new designer Michelle Douglas (Meg By Design), Nadine kept coming back for more of the designer's ethereal work, and even took part in her t-shirt re-working class. At one point she lamented "Already, two weeks seems like too-short a time period for the Hawaii Fashion Incubator to be in operation." Read Nadine's blog here.
The Green Room - March 2011
Ed Fernandez of Organik has been a longtime Hifi member and supporter. His line of sustainable graphic tees and accessories originated on the Big Island and quickly spread nationwide, gracing the windows of Fred Segal and many other stores. He chronicled some of his adventures and experiences as part of the lineup at Hifi's Pop-up Incubator at Ala Moana Center. Read it here.
Honolulu Star Advertiser - March 2011
Hifi's pop-up incubator at Ala Moana Center got top billing in the Honolulu Star Advertiser, courtesy of Fashion Writer Nadine Kam.
Read the full story here.
Hawaii Modern Luxury - Spring 2011
Hifi had its second turn in Hawaii Modern Luxury's Best of The Islands Issue. Co-founder Melissa White was quoted: "Once the community starts working together, there is nothing to stop Honolulu from becoming a fashion hub." Read the Style Section here.
Honolulu Star-Advertiser - January 2011
Nadine Kam wrote up Hifi's proposed pop-up resource center as one of the top emerging fashion stories of 2011, stating that "With Gov. Neil Abercrombie voicing his support for the fashion industry in late fall, this may be the time to strike, and, to give people a taste of what a resource center might be like..." Read the full story here.
Fashion Tribe by Nadine Kam - December 2010
The Honolulu Star-Advertiser's Nadine Kam gave Hifi's efforts a nod in December 2010, following our t-shirt launch and fundraiser. The entry highlights Hifi's efforts to establish a pop-up fashion incubator and eventually a permanent space for fashion. Read it here.
The Honolulu Advertiser - October 2009
Fashion writer Paula Rath covered Hifi's pop-up "The Coop" in an article in Island Life on pop-up boutiques as the latest retail trend. Hifi co-founders and participating designers dish on the ups and downs of transient retail and the secrets to making it work. Read it here.
Hawaii RED Magazine - September 2009
Hawaii RED Magazine produced a video and e-zine article on Hifi through the lens of our "Green Style on the Big Isle" event. The video features a panel of Hawaii professionals discussing the state and future of our local fashion industry. Watch it here!
Hawaii With Focus - Summer 2009
This Big Island based e-magazine featured Hifi in their third issue. Produced by Swan Elliott-Bowden of Focus International Modeling and Talent Agency, the article features photo of Hifi's "Green Style on the Big Isle" fashion show in Kona. Click here for the full story.
Hawaii RED Magazine - September 2008Hifi took center stage in Red Magazine's fall fashion cover story. Interviews and a 10-page fashion spread feature cutting-edge local designers hand-picked from Hifi's network, including Jodi Salmonson, Katrina Bodnyk, Dan Weaver, Toby Portner, and Matt Bruening. Read it here!
Disfunkshion Magazine - August 2008
Hifi member Gina Baurile wrote about us in the uber-slick August issue of Disfunkshion Magazine!!
hapa|hale - July 1, 2008
Hifi's membership program launch received great coverage in Hawaii lifestyle blog hapa|hale. Read it here!
Hana Hou! Magazine - June/July 2008
Click on the photo to read "Green Chic", featuring coverage of Hifi and two of our planning group members - Allison Izu Song and Katrina Bodnyk.
Pacific Edge Magazine - July/Aug/Sept 2008Hifi's "Green Style on the Garden Isle" event was covered in a two-page spread in Pacific Edge Magazine. Read it here!
Modern Luxury Hawaii - Spring 2008
Hifi was featured in Modern Luxury Hawaii's "Best of the Isles 2008"
Honolulu Star-Bulletin "The Buzz"
Erika Engle wrote up Hifi's membership launch in her business
column "The Buzz." Read it here!
Honolulu's Nightlife Diaries - April 2008
Nightlife columnist and Hifi member Christa Wittmier recapped Green Style on the Garden Isle on her photo blog Read it here!
U Magazine - Fall 2007
Hifi was featured in the Fall 2007 issue of U Magazine. Click here to read about how Hifi is helping to change the face of fashion in Hawaii.
Leigh Carreira published a call to designers in her popular blog "hapa|hale". Click here to read it!
The Honolulu Advertiser
Click here to read Hifi's first press coverage in The Honolulu Advertiser.
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