HOLOKU, 21ST CENTURY
My goal was to create a modern style adaption of the 19th C. Hawaiian Holoku. Borrowed features from that historic, basic dress include the train in the back, the scoop neck and hem ruffles. The colors reflect the Hawaiian water. The ocean waves are seen as layers of chiffon flounces. The sheer gown fabric required an underlining as well as a full lining.
An exhibition of Spectacular Fashion Design by
Couture , an exhibition of spectacular fashion designs from Carolyn Schactler. Some 20 original creations will be on display - eleven of which stand on motorized platforms and rotate slowly, allowing the visitor to inspect every aspect and every stitch.
Over the years, she has created clothing and accessories of stunning intricacy inspired by centuries of fashion.
For 28 years she was a professor of apparel design at Central Washington University in Ellensburg and exhibited her gowns all over the world winning multiple national and international apparel design awards, including a Best in Show award at the 1995 International Textile and Apparel Association competition.