Meet Matt Bruening; a dear friend, designer, and someone you definitely want to know! Matt is a Honolulu based fashion designer and has been turning every day gals into show stoppers since he started designing. He is gaining momentum and being recognized as an international force to be reckoned with, with recent write ups and features in LA, Japan, and many more. It is safe to say that he is possibly the pulse of Honolulu and if there is something going on he is most likely there, or probably the reason it’s happening. He recently shot his Spring/Summer collection with Issa de’ mar and you can purchase his designs at; Homecoming (downtown Honolulu), Bamboo Sky (honolulu), Collins + 8th (honolulu) and online boutiques:,

His Spring/Summer collection is, “Mostly tropical print done in simple, summer shapes to encourage the print while mixing in embellishments to give a kinda 70s gyspy/rocker vibe.”- MB. We love what he’s done, where he’s going and here’s a few things you didn’t know about Matt, check out our Q&A and then go grab yourself a Kimono…they’re going fast!

-Weekend Getaway: Any beach on the west side!
-Fave Eats: a bunch, but if I had to stick with one, it’d probably be Cafe Kaila.
-Style Icon: Pharell Williams
-One Mag: any travel magazine so I can keep destinations in mind.
-Word to the wise: be yourself + keep your head above water, and out of the clouds.
-One thing people might not know about me? I dont eat onions. Oh, and that I have a twin brother.

Photogrpahy Brooklynhawaii

Hair & MakeUp Mahina Boersma

xx Mel