Fifteen seniors from Honolulu Community College's Fashion Technology department are busy applying the final touches to their original designs.
To pass the final test, each student needs to create five original garments for their individual collections to be featured in the school's big fashion show in May.
It's hard to miss Randy Leano's designs. Each piece commands attention.
"The line I'm showing right now caters to... for the stage and for film and for people who would like to be fabulous," said Leano.
Leano finished a gown in a matter of hours and says the skirt is actually a curtain!
"The reason why I used it was because I like the texture of it. It's stiff and I could achieve the silhouette that I want," said Leano.
On the other side of the room, we found student design Jacqueline Miszuk hard at work at her station. She says there's nothing like seeing her own creations on the runway.
"I want to pat myself on the back. I have a real sense of pride and ownership in that," said Miszuk. "Every time I see a piece finished, I'm so happy and so definitely proud of my work."
Corsets are front and center in student designer Randy Oribello's line. His inspiration comes from the Victorian era. Oribello says he takes the construction of his pieces seriously.
"I'm very detail-oriented. So, it's to the last stitch," said Oribello. "It has to be perfect. So when they see it from afar, it has be beautiful."
For nearly a century, HCC's fashion department has been pumping out budding designers -- even those without a stitch of sewing experience.
"When I first started I didn't know anything about sewing. I didn't know how to operate a sewing machine. In the last two years, I learned how to make my own collections, so it's very exciting," said senior Christopher Kim.
Kim says he wanted to try and modernize the classic tough guy look with his line.
"I made it with a detachable hood, so it just has that extra functionality," said Kim. "So, you can just take the whole thing off and it's just a regular jacket."
The big show is just several weeks away where more than 100 garments are set to hit the runway.
You can see every one of those student designs in HCC's upcoming fashion show Saturday, May 3 at Sand Island. Tickets are still available. You can purchase them during school hours on campus or call 845-9203.