Couture for a Cause

Couture for a Cause, the student behind the gown, Alma Hieda

  What sparked your passion for fashion? As a young child I saw my mother dressing up in beautiful cloths.  I’d spend hours watching her sew her garments, hoping one day that I’d be able to do the same. Is this your first year showing at Fantasia Ball? What do you look forward to? This will be my third year showing at Fantasia Ball.  Thank you for this wonderful opportunity to showcase our work.  I am looking forward to sharing the evening with guests at this important event to help the community. Why do you think it’s important to support…

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Couture for a cause, the student behind the gown, MJ Ignacio

1.       What sparked your passion for fashion? I always knew my love for fashion was hereditary because of generations of seamstresses, but what gave it that extra spark was when I watched “Pretty in Pink” the part when she makes her prom dress; From the day I watched that movie I always kept my doodles or collages of clothing designs & ideas. I eagerly waited and kept dreaming the day I could see my visions become reality. 2.       Is this your first year showing at Fantasia Ball? What do you look forward to? This will  be my second time around…

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Couture for a cause, the sudent behind the gown, Kyong Kim

1. What sparked your passion for fashion?  I am a professional hair stylist, and I want to explore other aspect of fashion. 2. Is this your first year showing at Fantasia Ball? What do you look forward to? Yes. I want to see the difference between UH Fashion show, and Fantasia Ball. 3. Why do you think it’s important to support our keiki? Give them an opportunity 4. Can you relate to not picking up on something as quickly as your peers? Can you explain?Pattern making. This is my first year, and I need more practice and experience. 5. Can…

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Couture for a Cause: The student behind the gown, Sharon Clemons

Pictured above is Sharon with her Fantasia Ball look from 2013 1. What sparked your passion for fashion? While I’d like to say that I was born with the fashion bug, I wasn’t.   I started sewing from a very young age.  I would love watching my grandma sew on her vintage Singer sewing machine.  She taught me a few tricks, but I learned on my own as well.  I made a lot of mistakes and I feel that was the best part.  Mistakes give you the opportunity to learn, grow, and challenge yourself.  I’ve been pretty savvy sewer for the…

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Couture for a Cause, the student behind the gown, Glenna Anderson

1) What sparked my passion for fashion is my love of art and my desire to make it functional. 2) This is my second year participating in the Fantasia Ball and I am looking forwarded to seeing the showcase of UHMC Fashion. 3) Supporting our keiki is important because they are tender, imaginative beings who will one day be supporting us. 4) I can defiantly relate to not picking up on things as fast as my peers. I know that it’s easy for others to judge you or dismiss you as incapable when in fact you may be very talented….

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Couture for a Cause, the student behind the gown, August Milan

What sparked your passion for fashion? I’ve never really thought of myself as having a “passion for fashion”; moreover I would say I have a passion for design. As a child, I grew up with very little luxuries, at times years would pass by without a television set or electricity. Books presented an opulent world full of the adornments unfound in my own. It was through their pages that I first began fantasizing of the beautiful garments described in their stories.  Is this your first year showing at Fantasia Ball? Yes.  What do you look forward to? I am excited…

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#Couture for a Cause, the student behind the gown, Hare Evision

1. What sparked your passion for fashion? My biggest inspiration and the driving force behind my love for the fashion world has always been my mom and family.  They always encourage me to be the best I can be. Seeing my designs come to life and the models enthusiastic about representing me fills me with great joy.  My fashion designs are a reflection of my love for the art world and provide me with the necessary design aesthetics to grow as a designer. 2. Is this your first year showing at Fantasia Ball? What do you look forward to? Yes,…

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Couture for a Cause, the student behind the gown, Iolani Maile

1.       What sparked your passion for fashion? What sparked my main passion for fashion was the fact that I had the hardest time finding FASHIONABLE clothes for my plus size figure. I noticed that not only I was facing this problem, but many other women on the island of Maui. So, of course, I wanted to learn how to design clothes for plus sizes. 2.       Is this your first year showing at Fantasia Ball? What do you look forward to? Yes, it is my first year showing at the Fantasia Ball. I look forward to the fashion show, the people’s…

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Couture for a Cause: The student behind the gown, Cassandra Andrus

Meet Cassandra Andrus, a student enrolled in UH Maui College Fashion Technology Program and a student designer who will be showing her piece at #imuaball. 1. What sparked your passion for fashion? My passion is not so much for fashion as creativity. Fashion to me is form of expression, ever changing depending on moods or needs. It is influenced by trends but not controlled by them. 2. Is this your first year showing at Fantasia Ball? What do you look forward to? This is my second year. I look forward to hearing about the work that IMUA is doing. I…

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Couture for a cause, the student behind the gown, Ivori Sambelon

1. What sparked your passion for fashion? From a very young age, I would always love to dress up, wear heels and put on lipstick…You know, your typical girly girl. But above everything else, historical royal drama films set me on fire!!! 2. Is this your first year showing at Fantasia Ball? What do you look forward to? This will be my first year showing at the Fantasia Ball. I am extremely excited and grateful to have been given this wonderful opportunity!!! Honestly, I am looking forward to seeing my very first gown creation on the runway. 3. Why do…

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