HONOLULU (KHON2) – Hawaii continues to make historical past by trend.
Final yr, it was on the New York Style Present that Dezigns by Kamohoalii and different designers made their presence recognized.
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However this yr, it is all about Dezigns by Kamohoalii being invited to not only one different, however three extra of the world’s prime trend reveals, together with London, Milan, and Paris.
To seek out out extra, we’re right here with designer Micah Kamohoalii of Dezigns by Kamohoalii.
Inform us a bit about this journey, this tour that you’ll take subsequent month all through the month of September.
“We headed throughout the pond, as they mentioned, to London and Milan and Paris and took a ray of house fashions with us,” Kamohoalii mentioned.
Kamohoalii continued, “Every catwalk for us is a special subject. We current the most effective of Hawaiian arts: feathers in our first present, kapa, in addition to weaving in our final present.”
Nevertheless, I really like the truth that, chatting with you earlier than this, you are placing on live shows in every of those locations, however it’s actually the tales that you just share at these live shows.
Inform us a bit about these historical past.
“Along with trend, we’re presenting our live performance collection,” mentioned Kamohoalii.
“Is known as The Pearl taken from a chant of Kalakaua touring the world. We’re telling the story of our nation. I’m from Waimea on the island of Hawaii and plenty of of our households have English ancestors. So we’re retracing their footsteps, in addition to the footsteps of our monarchs, Queen Liliuokalani and King Kalakaua, and telling the tales and chants that had been written about London,” Kamohoalii mentioned.
“After which we go to Milan and do the identical with the tales and the chants in Italy, and eventually in Paris as effectively. So three totally different live shows and our collection is known as The Pearl”, defined Kamohoalii.
That is wonderful and simply the truth that you discover a chance by trend to inform these tales is nice, so thanks for that.
However I’ve to say that I assume this can be a lot of labor and also you want numerous assist placing all of it collectively.
How can we assist them?
“We’ve got a GoFundMe. This. About 35 of us are going,” Kamohoalii mentioned.
“My cousin Amy Hanaialii is singing at these live shows, in addition to Kainani Kahaunaele, one other cousin of mine, Jeff Peterson. Mi halau will even carry out at these live shows and a few of them will likely be fashions. After which our fashions, so it is a complete workforce,” Kamohoalii mentioned.
Okay, effectively, with that being mentioned, I am simply assuming, I imply I am already sporting your garments and possibly you may be in search of fashions sooner or later.
So I feel I need to apply being a mannequin so I can journey with you to London and all these fancy locations.
So educate me the best way to be a Dezigns by Kamohoalii mannequin.
“One of many greatest issues I discover is that we are likely to slouch,” Kamohoalii mentioned.
“So we got here up with this methodology the place we take some home items as a result of we’re from the farm, that is what we do. However a broomstick, we stick it within the again like this, and what it does is it pulls their shoulders again and brings them down after which we make them stroll this fashion as a result of it forces them to convey their physique up,” he defined. Kamohoalii.
I can do this.
So, this is the deal then.
I am going to do this and you then remark like a trend present commentator.
I’ll attempt to give my finest.
Hitting the runways now, Kamaka Pili, right here at Dezigns by Kamohoalii in Pearlridge.
Modeling her Hinaikamalama print.
I feel I’ve a brand new job.
As soon as once more Dezigns by Kamohoalii will depart for this tour on Wednesday 14th September.
You could have the chance, in case you are right here on Oahu, of two new shops which can be nonetheless in a delicate opening part right here at Pearlridge Mauka and likewise at Windward Mall.
For extra info on Kamohoalii Dezigns, click on right here.
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To be taught extra about his GoFundMe, click on right here.