HONOLULU (KHON2) – Hawai’i continues to make historical past by style.
Final 12 months, it was the New York Style Present the place Dezigns by Kamohoalii and different designers made their presence identified.
However this 12 months, it’s about Dezigns by Kamohoalii being invited to not only one different, however three different of the world’s greatest style exhibits together with London, Milan and Paris.
To search out out extra, we’re right here with designer Micah Kamohoalii of Dezigns by Kamohoalii.
Inform us a bit of bit about this journey, this tour you may be taking subsequent month all through the month of September.
“We’re heading over the pond, as they stated, to London, Milan and Paris and we’re taking a ray of fashions from house,” stated Kamohoalii.
Kamohoalii continued, “Every runway for us is a distinct theme. We’re that includes Hawaiian arts at its greatest: feathers at our first present, kapa, in addition to weaving at our final present.”
I like the very fact although, talking to you earlier to this, that you’re placing on live shows at every of those places nevertheless it’s actually the tales that you’re sharing at these live shows.
Inform us a bit of bit about these mo’olelo.
“Along with style, we’re internet hosting our live performance sequence,” stated Kamohoalii.
“It’s known as Ka Momi taken from a chant from Kalakaua travelling the world. We’re telling the story of our homeland. I’m from Waimea on Hawaii island and quite a lot of our households have English ancestors. So, we’re sort of retracing their steps in addition to steps our monarchs, Queen Liliuokalani and King Kalakaua, and we’re telling the tales and chants that have been written about London,” stated Kamohoalii.
“After which we make our technique to Milan and do the identical with the tales and chants in Italy, after which lastly in Paris as effectively. So, three totally different live shows and our sequence is named Ka Momi,” defined Kamohoalii.
That’s superior and simply the truth that you discover a chance by style to inform these tales is good so thanks for that.
However I’ve to say that I’m assuming this takes quite a lot of work and that you just want quite a lot of assist to convey all of it collectively.
How can we enable you to guys out?
“We do have a GoFundMe. It’s. There’s about 35 of us that’s going,” stated Kamohoalii.
“My cousin Amy Hanaialii is singing in these live shows in addition to Kainani Kahaunaele, one other cousin of mine, Jeff Peterson. My halau can be going to carry out in these live shows in addition to a few of them shall be fashions. After which our fashions, so it’s a complete workforce,” stated Kamohoalii.
Okay, effectively that being stated, I’m simply assuming, I imply I’m sporting your garments already and that you’re on the lookout for fashions perhaps sooner or later.
So, I feel that I sort of wish to apply how you can be a mannequin in order that I can journey with you to London and all these fancy locations.
So, educate me how you can be a Dezigns by Kamohoalii mannequin.
“One of many greatest issues I discover is that we are inclined to slouch,” stated Kamohoalii.
“And so, we got here up with this methodology the place we take some home items as a result of we’re from the homestead, that’s what we do. However a broomstick, we stick it within the again like this, and what it does it sort of pulls your shoulders again and it brings it down after which now we have them stroll this fashion as a result of it forces them to have the physique go up,” defined Kamohoalii.
I can do this.
So, that is the deal then.
I’m going to do this and then you definately commentate like a style present commentator.
I’ll strive my greatest.
Hitting the runways now, Kamaka Pili, right here at Dezigns by Kamohoalii at Pearlridge.
Modeling his Hinaikamalama print.
I feel I’ve a brand new job.
Once more, Dezigns by Kamohoalii they are going to be leaving for this tour come Wednesday, Sept. 14.
You’ve got the possibility to, in case you are right here on Oahu, two model new retailer entrance places which they’re nonetheless in a smooth opening section right here at Pearlridge Mauka and in addition Windward Mall.
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