July 25, 2024


The art of Fashion

Hawaiian designer makes history with Europe fashion tour

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HONOLULU (KHON2) – Hawai’i continues to make history through fashion.

Final year, it was the New York Fashion Demonstrate in which Dezigns by Kamohoalii and other designers manufactured their presence known. 

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But this year, it is about Dezigns by Kamohoalii being invited to not just 1 other, but 3 other of the world’s greatest manner exhibits which include London, Milan and Paris.

To come across out much more, we are below with designer Micah Kamohoalii of Dezigns by Kamohoalii. 

Convey to us a minimal bit about this vacation, this tour you will be taking subsequent month during the month of September.

“We are heading around the pond, as they explained, to London, Milan and Paris and we are taking a ray of products from home,” mentioned Kamohoalii.

Kamohoalii continued, “Each runway for us is a distinct topic.  We are showcasing Hawaiian arts at its best: feathers at our initially clearly show, kapa, as perfectly as weaving at our very last exhibit.”

I appreciate the fact although, speaking to you former to this, that you are placing on concerts at each of these places but it is actually the tales that you are sharing at these concerts. 

Convey to us a small bit about those mo’olelo.

“In addition to vogue, we are hosting our concert sequence,” reported Kamohoalii.

“It’s referred to as Ka Momi taken from a chant from Kalakaua travelling the earth.  We are telling the tale of our homeland.  I am from Waimea on Hawaii island and a large amount of our families have English ancestors.  So, we are variety of retracing their methods as perfectly as techniques our monarchs, Queen Liliuokalani and King Kalakaua, and we are telling the tales and chants that were being composed about London,” mentioned Kamohoalii.

“And then we make our way to Milan and do the very same with the tales and chants in Italy, and then last but not least in Paris as well.  So, 3 different live shows and our sequence is known as Ka Momi,” explained Kamohoalii.

That is amazing and just the point that you obtain an option by means of trend to inform these tales is excellent so thank you for that. 

But I have to say that I am assuming this usually takes a good deal of operate and that you want a whole lot of enable to convey it all alongside one another. 

How can we help you men out?

“We do have a GoFundMe. It is. There is about 35 of us that is heading,” mentioned Kamohoalii.

“My cousin Amy Hanaialii is singing in these concert events as effectively as Kainani Kahaunaele, one more cousin of mine, Jeff Peterson. My halau is also going to carry out in these live shows as nicely as some of them will be versions.  And then our styles, so it is a complete group,” explained Kamohoalii.

Alright, effectively that becoming explained, I’m just assuming, I indicate I am donning your clothes presently and that you are hunting for designs it’s possible in the potential. 

So, I consider that I sort of want to practice how to be a product so that I can vacation with you to London and all these extravagant locations. 

So, instruct me how to be a Dezigns by Kamohoalii product.

“One of the most important factors I see is that we are likely to slouch,” mentioned Kamohoalii. 

“And so, we came up with this approach where by we take some home goods since we are from the homestead, that is what we do.  But a broomstick, we stick it in the back again like this, and what it does it form of pulls your shoulders again and it brings it down and then we have them wander this way for the reason that it forces them to have the human body go up,” stated Kamohoalii.

I can do that. 

So, this is the offer then. 

I am likely to do that and then you commentate like a manner display commentator. 

I’ll test my best. 

Hitting the runways now, Kamaka Pili, below at Dezigns by Kamohoalii at Pearlridge. 

Modeling his Hinaikamalama print. 

I imagine I have a new occupation.  

Yet again, Dezigns by Kamohoalii they will be leaving for this tour come Wednesday, Sept. 14. 

You have the probability to, if you are listed here on Oahu, two manufacturer new retail outlet front places which they are nevertheless in a delicate opening section here at Pearlridge Mauka and also Windward Mall. 

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