Honolulu Fashion Week is just a few days away, and three talented Hawaiian designers are flying the flag for sustainable fashion, as they transform old airline seat covers into contemporary clothing.
The innovative design challenge is a partnership between Hawaiian airlines and a local fashion technology class, using three of their most capable alumni to promote zero waste style.
Taking the leather and fabric seat covers from an old 717 Boeing Aircraft, former students Chau Lim, Jackie Lau and Randy Oribello reinvented the old material into a blue bustier, flared skirt dress and jacket, in just two weeks. The stunning results showcase the endless possibilities of upcycling – that objects and materials needn’t have to have just one life and purpose.
All final designs will be on display at Honolulu Fashion Week, from Friday 20th November- Sunday 22nd, in the Hawaiian airlines special lounge area of the Hawai’i Convention Centre.