Fashion / The ladies have it figured out, but guys–well, we’re still working out the wrinkles when it comes to dressing like we use a mirror. It’s not our fault, you know. All we’ve had for so long are board shorts, tank tops or flat-billed ball caps that we keep the sticker on (for some reason).
Gentlemen, that excuse becomes invalid once stylist Geremy Campos unveils Parisian brand Surface To Air’s new line of tailored men’s wear, available exclusively at Collins & 8th. “I really just wanted to dress the young professional, so there’s multi-wears with everything,” says Campos, choosing about nine designs from S2A’s men’s line. “But it’s really the idea that men’s wear is starting to trickle in [to Honolulu]. It’s the first taste of what’s to come.” Andy South’s new linen pieces for men will also be available at the pop-up event, as will decor and stationery selections from masculine boutique Hound & Quail.
Another pop-up experiment, held at the Hifi Coop at Ward Warehouse, will dust off collector Janu Cassidy’s expansive vintage wardrobe while exhibiting local art and design. It’s the launch of Pacifikology, a new multimedia pop-up program that Cassidy and co-founder Marla Musik hopes will “combine our sensibilities, [blending] island soul and global spirit with new designs and new designers . . . We hope to be a design hub for producing new designs with a New York and [Hawaiian] island twist,” Musik adds. Couture designer Jeffery Yoshida will have pieces available; art by Paula Rath and Laura Margulies will be on view, as well as Daphne Hargrove’s lifestyle photography; Pili Designs from New Zealand will have prints and fabric available. Musik says her partner Cassidy’s vintage collection might be the main draw, though. “Janu has a phenomenal vintage fashion collection, it’s just timely for people to get a sense of that beautiful wear from the past. We really want to be a part of seeing that the local and internationally flavored design community grows.”