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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Friday, January 8, 2010

'Passport' to world of wearable art

By Paula Rath
Advertiser Staff Writer

Hawaii news photo - The Honolulu Advertiser

Anjanette Thomas models a corset by Kisa Kosmos, among the designers at Batcave's "Dressed to Kill" show.

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Wearable artist Elizabeth Kent presents her new collection, "Passport to a Floating World," today through Jan. 24 at the Gallery at Ward Centre. The opening reception is 3 to 5 p.m. tomorrow, featuring music by Mihana. Kent's one-of-a-kind jackets, vests and shawls began as uchikake, or Japanese wedding kimono. Kent deconstructs and reconstructs the uchikake in what she describes as "almost a spiritual process."


Camera Obscura presents Batcave's "Dressed to Kill (on the Edge of Decadence)," a fashion show and event presented by Nocturna. Designers include Shasha B (Gothic Lolita dresses and clothing), Kisa Kosmos (corsets, evening dresses and jewelry), Lady Painte (aka Erin Paris, face and body art painter), Millennium Hawai'i (club and fetish wear), with hair and makeup by eZentric and Kissa Salons. From 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. tomorrow in The Loft, 115 N. Hotel St.; 21 and older, $10; www.djnocturna.com.


Go to http://hawaiisfashionforum.honadvblogs.com to check out Amanda Stevens, our Sunday Sales & Bargains writer, who's blogging about her shopping secrets. Another fresh perspective: Anna Tomita, a University of Hawai'i-Mānoa fashion student, blogs about collegiate dressing as she prepares for her upcoming semester in Italy.