Inspired by Nature

(HawaiiNewsNow) - DFS Galleria Waikiki and the University of Hawaii Apparel Product Design Merchandising (APDM) students present a collaboration event of beauty and fashion that is 'Inspired by Nature'. The event highlight will be a fashion show with creations by UH APDM student designers that emphasize the nature theme.

The event is Saturday, April 7, 2012, 2 pm to 10 pm at DFS Galleria Waikiki, Luxury Walk on the 1st floor (Corner of Kalakaua and Royal Hawaiian Avenues) and it's free and open to the public.

"Inspired by Nature" is the DFS Spring 2012 theme for products and displays and it is a perfect fit with the UH APDM senior design collection fashion show. This season's UH collection will feature the use of natural fabrics donated by internationally renowned textile artist Akihiko Izukura.

Akihiko Izukura is a prestigious textile artist and fashion designer from Kyoto , Japan . Izukura donated tubular shaped raw silk to the UH senior designers. Each student dyed their fabric using local natural dyes such as lipstick tree, red dirt and turmeric. The senior designers applied Izukura's philosophy of "zero waste" when constructing their garments.

DFS Galleria Waikiki is located at the corner of Kalakaua and Royal Hawaiian Avenues and open daily 9 am - 11 pm. For more information the website.

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