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fighting eel spring 2009


while the world dishes on the first lady's inaugural fashion picks, fighting eel recently posted peeks of their upcoming spring 09 collection.

honolulu designers lan chung & rona bennett were the first to put modern hawaii style on the fashion map with their label's oh-so-simple yet still head turning silhouettes thoughtfully constructed for island living. this time around the fe team found inspiration in the a-line styles made famous during the pop art era (fitting considering the collection was shot on the gorgeous grounds of the contemporary museum) to the flowing gowns of spring goddesses.

hemlines for spring 09 go from abbreviated to ankle skimming while colorways range from bright splashes of citrus to warm neutrals for everyday. breezy silhouettes continue to dominate while color blocked bodices are new for the season. fe's collection of separates continues to expand with new mix and match pieces including a figure flattering pencil skirt and the return of the bodysuit.


a spring fashion show is in the works and will be open to the public complete with trunk show (the line won't arrive in the fe showroom until april) and an exclusive peek of the summer 09 collection!

click over to the stockist list to find out where to scoop up fe's spring 09 styles locally or stop by the fe showroom when in chinatown.

p.s. the spring & fall 08 collections are currently on sale in fe's online shop.


deal alert: 25% off at fighting eel!

hello, hello . . . decided to play hooky with my fella and escaped to san diego for a few days. during my time away, fighting eel announced a pre-thanksgiving sale in both their chinatown showroom and, happy news for off-island fans, the fe online shop.

skip the black friday crowds and shop now to save 25% off styles from the summer 08 collection, accessories, and sale items from past seasons!

  • when: now to thu, nov 27th
  • where: 47 north hotel street
  • holiday hours: mon - sat, 10a to 5p
  • fyi - all sales final on sale items

p.s. fighting eel now offers a wish list service in-store and will email holiday hints of designs you covet to your peeps.


fighting eel showroom sale


fighting eel just announced a 40% off sale of their spring & pre-summer 08 collections kicking off at their showroom today. alas, the online shop is excluded so hele over to the chinatown hq asap for the best selection!


fighting eel fall/holiday 2008


h|h reader sara happened to notice that fighting eel recently posted a preview of their fall 08 and holiday 08 collections online. i dashed off a note to fe co-designer lan chung who revealed that fans can expect subtle details, earthy colorways, and a stunning mandala pattern designed by fe partner-in-crime rona bennett in the upcoming season.

voom mandala nico

lan also sent along word that fe's long awaited online shop is now open for business! the shop is currently stocked with styles from the summer 08 collection, and, in happy news, all online orders receive complimentary shipping. to celebrate the grand opening, the first 100 customers will also score a free puffy tube top with purchase.

and, of course, you are always welcome to stop by fe's chinatown hq which is open to the public every thu to sat.

{mahalo sara & lan!}


fighting eel & ginger13 sample sale

with everything from gasoline to groceries skyrocketing in price, a one day only fighting eel & ginger13 sample sale will be welcome news to anyone watching her budget. scoop up something pretty to wear this summer from a jersey frock by hawaii's most watched design team to a handcrafted flourish or two from the ginger13 jewelry collection ($10 and up).

remember to hit the atm before you go since both the entry fee (which will be matched by fe to raise money for the american red cross china relief fund) and purchases are cash only.

  • when: fri, jun 20th - 5p to 8p
  • where: fe hq, 47 north hotel street
  • tix: $2 entry fee
  • fyi: cash only (just in case you skipped the fine print)