New Fashions At Made In Hawaii Festival


Tokidoki fans, mark your calendars! A special meet-and-greet/in-store signing event with artist Simone Legno takes place at LeSportsac in Ala Moana Center Aug. 16 from 2 to 6 p.m.

Legno’s cute and imaginative world of tokidoki returns to LeSportsac this fall for another playful and eye-catching collection launching globally this month. The new tokidoki for LeSportsac collection picks up right where the still-sought-after 2006 partnership left off, and is guaranteed to delight fans of both brands throughout the world.

In celebration of LeSportsac’s 40th anniversary, the 19-piece tokidoki for LeSportsac collection debuts new styles and fabrications for LeSportsac, showcased by two tokidoki prints created for the collection and a quilted solid black offering. Also meet Palette, a never-before-seen character created by Legno that is exclusively debuting in this collection.

In addition to all LeSportsac Boutiques, the tokidoki for LeSportsac collection can be found at the tokidoki flagship store in Los Angeles, online at, and select Bloomingdale’s, Macy’s and Nordstrom locations.


A collection of Hawaii fashion and jewelry designers will showcase their products at the Made in Hawaii Festival Aug. 15 17 for the first time this year at the New Products Showcase organized by the state Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT).

The Showcase, located in Neal Blaisdell Center’s Pikake Room, will feature eight Hawaii Fashion Incubator (HIFI) Boutique designers, including Alohiwai, Genuine Guava, Indigo Sage, JenStone Jewelry Hawaii, Kai Ea Hawaii Jewelry, Naturally Young at Heart, Route99 and Sea Swept Hawaii. On Saturday and Sunday of the festival, a HIFI Fashion Showcase at 2:15 p.m. will feature fashions by HIFI members worn by models from Larson Talent, with hair and makeup by Paul Brown Hawaii.

Two other organizations also are participating in DBEDT’s New Products Showcase: Hawaii Culture and Retail Association, featuring contemporary and traditional products made by Hawaii’s cultural artisans and practitioners; and INNOVATE Hawaii, a program of DBEDT’s High Technology Development Corporation that will showcase five food-product manufacturers.

Sponsored by First Hawaiian Bank, the Made in Hawaii Festival takes place at Neal S. Blaisdell Arena and Exhibition Hall and offers a variety of food, health and beauty products; apparel and accessories; gifts, books, artwork, crafts and other locally produced goods.

Hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Aug. 15 and 16, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 17. The three-day event also will feature its popular series of cooking demonstrations by some of Hawaii’s top culinary artists, plus a lineup of award-winning Hawaii musicians on the entertainment stage. Admission is $5 per person, free for children age 6 and under. The first 500 people attending the festival each day will receive a commemorative, reusable 20th anniversary Made in Hawaii eco-bag. For more information, visit