Malie Moran is the founder of Hawaii Red Style, a website and production company focused on documenting and cultivating style leaders in the Hawaiian islands. She works with designers, media, fashion students, shopping malls, hotels, and other industry professionals to build bridges within the state and abroad. Malie is a regular guest lecturer and contributor to the University of Hawai`i’s Fashion Design and Merchandising program, assisting with mentorship of the annual student fashion show. She was born and raised in Honolulu and her favorite thing about Hawai`i is that it is a mosaic of different styles and cultures.
Andrew Reilly is an associate professor in the Fashion Design and Merchandising program at the University of Hawai`i at Manoa, where he specializes in the social-psychology of men’s appearance. He is easily identified by the distinctive glasses and his penchant for fragrance. Dr. Reilly is the co-editor of The Men’s Fashion Reader (Fairchild Books, 2008), The Meanings of Dress (Fairchild Books, 3rd edn, 2013), and author of Key Concepts for the Fashion Industry (Bloomsbury Publishing, 2014), and principal editor of Critical Studies in Men’s Fashion (Intellect).
Attila Pohlmann came to Honolulu in 2004 after receiving his BA in Computer Science in Economics and Marketing from the University of Applied Sciences Bielefeld in Germany. After working in the real estate industry for a few years, he started a photography business and has since photographed some of the most luxurious properties in Hawai`i, including the Gold Coast of Waikīkī, Kahala, Hawai`i Loa Ridge, and the prestigious North Kalaheo Avenue. Attila is currently pursuing a doctoral degree in the Marketing program at the Shidler College of Business at the University of Hawai`i at Manoa. He looks forward to being awarded his Ph.D. in 2014. His research focuses on the social identities of men and gendered consumption practices. He teaches marketing-related courses in the Fashion Design and Merchandising program at the University of Hawai`i at Mānoa.