Midnight Smoothie is a collective work nurtured by a cast of friends, family, and accomplices, and grounded in an immersive experience that merges the clothing of Midnight Smoothie with a film featuring the collection’s pieces in action.
Developed for HT22, as part of the larger Extreme Sport Resort project, the collection is a response to the centers of Manila and Honolulu and the specific context of Foster Botanical Garden in Nuʻuanu, Oʻahu. Both the adrenaline and tranquility of ‘the outdoors’ swirl together in a two-part theme-park-inspired installation within Foster’s orchid conservatory and the Friends of Honolulu Botanical Gardens gift shop. The overarching production was the fruit of the inaugural Kaimana Artist Residency. Collection prints were made in collaboration with local designer Tutuvi; the film was directed by Paco Raterta and produced by Ryan Zarra; the installation experience was crafted by RenkoFloral, Patrick Parsons, Jotapepsi and Hiraya; and the flowers included throughout were cared for by the staff and many friends of the garden.