Four Seasons Resort Lanai (HI), is hosting some of the world’s elite fashion houses in a photo shoot series that is intended to complement the property’s panoramic view and scenic landscapes.
The gathering of such iconic fashion labels is reminiscent of New York or London Fashion Week but here, the fashion shoots draw on the remote natural beauty of the private island rather than staged in a makeshift exhibition studio. Since luxury sectors are so interconnected, it is important for brands to link up with one another and this backdrop provides that perfect opportunity. Expect addition traffic to the hotel.
Photographed by Dana Neibert and styled by Don Sumada, the series is inspirational on many fronts, bringing out the best from both the designer and the surrounding idyllic setting. Just to provide you a flavour of the goings, in Keahiakewlo, Mr. Sumada styled a model in a charcoal artisan applique dress by Donna Karan and black calf and suede tie-front Izzy booties by Chelsea Paris. Further on an olive green tunic dress by Valentino can be seen on the hotel’s grounds. Inside the property’s lodge, the creative duo created a scene in the style of a “traditional upcountry Hawaiian estate,” employing several pieces by Tom Ford.
From the majestic mountain ranges standing high and mighty in the backdrop where the series began, to the island’s deep blue panoramic southern shores where it concludes, the natural beauty on show makes it the perfect setting for launching this Fall’s Autumn collection by designers whose designing skills are just as natural but the end product extraordinary.
[divider]Fashion Inspiration in Lanai Fall 2014[/divider]
The full series can be viewed in the digital edition of the Four Seasons Magazine with an interactive map that allows you to explore and discover Lanai’s alluring contrast, forming a conspicuous backdrop for the season’s most dramatic designer looks, Photographed by Dana Neibert and styled by Don Sumada, the location Four Seasons Resorts Lanai
Scattered red boulders and rock towers mark the other-worldly landscape of Keahiakawelo, or Garden of the Gods, just a 20-minute drive from Four Seasons Resort Lanai, The Lodge at Koele. Charcoal artisan appliqué dress with stand collar by Donna Karan; black calf and suede tie-front Izzy booties by Chelsea Paris.
Night Square print double-faced wool gown by Akris.
With two grand stone fireplaces and a high, beamed ceiling, Four Seasons Resort Lanai, The Lodge at Koele is decorated in the style of a traditional upcountry Hawaiian estate. Alligator Santa Fe laced top, alligator Santa Fe skirt and alligator cowboy boots with gunmetal heel, all by Tom Ford; silver gem earrings by Alexis Bittar.
Olive green tunic dress by Valentino; gold necklace with three gems by Alexis Bittar.
From The Stables at Koele, on the grounds of Four Seasons Resort Lanai, the Lodge at Koele, embark on horseback to explore Lanai’s rich landscapes. On him: Black stretch velvet New Palma jacket with leather detail, black fine cashmere mock turtleneck and black stretch velvet superskinny pant, all by Gucci. On her: Striped wool Berard short coat and black leather Tommy belt by Sportmax; black wool narrow pant by Mulberry.
Natural tide pools, carved out of volcanic rock, are a highlight of Hulopo‘e Bay, which fronts Four Seasons Resort Lanai at Manele Bay and is considered one of America’s best beaches. Navy double light cashmere dress with pink waves by Agnona Collezione UNO.
Black embroidered Chantilly lace and chiffon blouse by Michael Kors
Rising from the waters between Hulopo‘e Bay and Manele Bay, Pu‘u Pehe is a landmark steeped in Hawaiian legend and just a short walk from Four Seasons Resort Lanai at Manele Bay. Wool strapless A-line dress by Marc Jacobs.
Cream cashmere wool Aran jumper by Mulberry; Lampara black wool wide-leg pant by Sportmax.
Graphite Smudged Glen plaid cape and culotte, black silk georgette blouse, banker grey and black dip-dyed fox scarf, and Pax runway heel, all by Michael Kors.
Black wool cape with leather lining, black leather skirt and black leather heels, all by Salvatore Ferragamo.