Legacy of aloha fashions exhibit at Bishop Museum

The ground-breaking aloha wear designs of Alfred Shaheen are returning to their birthplace of Honolulu for an exhibit at the Bishop Museum in Honolulu, Nov. 9 through Feb. 4, 2013. “HI Fashion: The Legacy of Alfred Shaheen”tells the story of how a Honolulu-based designer elevated the aloha shirt to the world of high fashion and made aloha wear a clothing trend that is here to stay. The exhibit of over 200 pieces, including aloha shirts and the famous Hawaiian Bombshell Dress, represents Shaheen’s work over a 40-year period. The exhibit also features archival photos and ads that recall how his textiles were designed, manufactured and marketed. (http://www.bishopmuseum.org)