Raised in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, Ivy Higa took to her sewing machine at an early age, creating her first outfit by 13. She had always been ruled by a passion to create, whether making jewelry or sketching, but clothing captivated her. The young designer received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Hawaii, before crossing the continent to pursue her fashion career in New York in 2006. Read more...
Ivy will also be one of the Designers featured on Project Runway, Season 8, which premiers this Thursday, July 29. Take a look at some of her designs on Ivy h, follow her on Twitter and/or become a Facebook fan.
Ivy makes an effort to publicize her Kailua-Kona and Hawaii ties, even showing the world all her li hing mui treats, Kona coffee, mac nuts and squid stashed in her Manhattan kitchen.
Let's send her our Aloha and wish her luck on Public Runway, as well as the rest of her promising career!
Photo: Ivy h.net