Historic Costume Collection

Exhibitions
One of the goals of the program is to share the collection with the community and to increase its visibility. In the last few years, the collection has been shared with the community in Hawai'i through the following exhibits:

Spring 2010
Aloha Shirts

Fall 2009
Online Exhibit - 50 Years of Fashion in Hawaii - Celebrating Ala Moana 50th Anniversary
Ala Moana Center exhibit to showcase '50 Years of Fashion in Hawaii' - UH News, August 12, 2009
Fifty years ago: fashion in Hawaii - Honolulu Advertiser, July 31, 2009

Fall 2008
Threads of Hope - Celebrating Breast Cancer Awareness

2003
Recent Acquisition, Miller Hall Gallery

The Hotoku Ball, Royal Hawaiian Hotel Lobby

Arcadia Rest Home: Aloha Week Exhibit, Arcadia Showroom

Cultural Nuptials: Wadding Gowns Prom Around the World
Miller Hall Gallery, UH Manoa

Bishop Museum Historical Exhibits, Hilton Hawaiian Village

Party Girl: 1950's Party Dresses, Miller Hall Gallery


George Bonn Batik Collection, University of Hawaii

Fall 2001
Theatre de la Mode, University of Hawaii

Haute Couture, University of Hawaii

2000
Na Pua o' Hawai'i, San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles

1999
Material Matters, University of Hawaii

1998
Artfully Adorned: Surface Design in East Asian Costume, University of Hawaii

1997
From Sarongs to Thongs: 50 Years of Beach Fashion at Waikiki, Ala Moana Exhibition Area, Honolulu

1996
Material Culure in Context
Asian Costumes and Textiles, Center for Korean Studies, University of Hawai'i

Ethnic Influences on Hawaiian Fashion

1995
Prince Kuhio Federal Building, Honolulu, 1995

1994
The Holoku: A Hawaiian Tradition, University of Hawai'i

Underneath it all: the Shape of Fashion, University of Hawai'i

1988
The Art of Asian Costume, Art Gallery, University of Hawai'i