Molokai designer heading to London Pacific Fashion Week

Molokai designer heading to London Pacific Fashion Week


BREEZY TRADES OF TO 25 MILES PER HOUR. BACK TO YOU. ANCHOR: SUPER EXCITING, A NATIVE HAWAIIAN FASHION DESIGNER HAS BEEN SELECTED TO SHOW HER COLLECTION IN LONDON. ANCHOR 2: SHE WAS WORN AND RAISED IN HAWAII AND MANAGED TO MAKE A NAME FOR HERSELF DESPITE LACK OF RESOURCES. KAMAKA PILI REPORTS. KAMAKA: WE ARE SPEAKING WITH A FASHION DESIGNER WHO WILL BE TRAVELING OUTSIDE OF HAWAII ACROSS THE WORLD LONDON, ENGLAND, THE FIRST NATIVE HAWAIIAN AND RESIDENT OF HAWAII TO BE FEATURED IN THE LONDON SPECIFIC FASHION WEEK. SHE’S NATIVE TO THIS ISLAND. WE’RE IN HER HOUSE. THANK YOU FOR HAVING US IN YOUR SPACE AND ALLOWING US TO VISIT YOU AND TALK STORY. WHAT IS IT ALL ABOUT? GUEST: IT’S A FASHION CULTURE. THAT’S THE FOUNDATION OF WHO WE ARE, BRINGING THE ANCIENT WISDOM OF OUR ANCESTORS AND INTERTWINING THEM. KAMAKA: LONDON PACIFIC FASHION WEEK. I HAVE TO PRACTICE THAT OVER AND OVER. IT’S A HUGE THING, BUT YOU’RE COMING FROM VERY LIMITED RESOURCES. YOU’RE A SINGLE MOTHER, SO YOU HAVE A LOT OF THINGS ELSE ON YOUR PLATE. HOW DO YOU MAKE THIS HAPPEN TO GET TO A POINT WHERE YOU HAVE SO MUCH THINGS, YOU COULD TRAVEL AND FEATURE YOUR STORIES? GUEST: ONE THING I PRIDE MYSELF ON IS THE FACT I AM FROM HERE AND I COME FROM AN ISLAND OF LIMITED RESOURCES, YOU KNOW? NO STREETLIGHTS. NO MALLS OR FRANCHISES. BECAUSE WE HEAR ARE VERY RESILIENT. WE ALSO PERSEVERE THROUGH ANYTHING. WE UNDERSTAND OUR RESOURCES, BOTH NATURAL AND THE RESOURCES AROUND US, TO REALLY FUNCTION IN THIS WORLD. AND BEING A SINGLE MOTHER, MY DRIVE IS TO PASS DOWN THE CULTURE, PASSED DOWN THE HONOR RESPONSIBILITY GIVEN TO ME AND ONTO THEM. THAT’S THE ONLY WAY I CAN SURVIVE AS A SINGLE MOTHER WITH KIDS. AND FINALLY, HUNTING, FISHING, GATHERING. KAMAKA: BUT THOSE STORIES IS WHAT YOU’RE TALKING ABOUT. THIS RIGHT HERE IS BEAUTIFUL, FIRST OF ALL, BUT IT’S BRINGING THIS VICTORIAN FASHION, WHERE VERY HEAVILY INFLUENCED BY VICTORIAN FASHION. WHERE ARE YOU GETTING YOUR INFLUENCE IN TERMS OF THE STYLE YOU’RE PRODUCING? GUEST: FOR THE MOST PART, KEEPING THE CULTURE AS A FOUNDATION IS IMPORTANT. BUT THE INTEGRATION, THAT’S THE PART OF CREATIVITY THAT ENTICES ME, BEING ABLE TO PUT THE PETTICOAT, THE HATS THEY WEAR IN LONDON THAT ARE MADE OUT OF LAVA, AND THE SHOES. SOMETHING LIKE THAT ALLOWS EVERYBODY TO BE INVOLVED. IT’S INCLUSIVE. IT’S NOT NECESSARILY EXCLUSIVE. KAMAKA: NOW, WE ARE VERY FORTUNATE BECAUSE WE’RE GOING TO GET A SNEAK PEEK AT WHAT YOU WILL BE SHOWCASING. THIS WILL BE TOMORROW AT 7:00, A WORLD PREMIER SNEAK PEEK THAT SHE WILL BE FEATURING AT THE LONDON PACIFIC FASHION SHOW. SEPTEMBER 13, WHAT TIME ARE WE LOOKING AT? GUEST: IT WILL BE AROUND 9:00 A.M., HAWAII STANDARD TIME. KAMAKA: ON SEPTEMBER 13, WE WILL BE LIVE STREAMING THIS ON OUR WEBSITE AND FACEBOOK PAGE. SO FOLLOW US AND STAY TUNED ONLINE. ALSO SUBSCRIBE TO THE MOBILE APP BECAUSE WE DO PUSH ALERTS. THAT’S THE EASIEST WAY TO BE NOTIFIED. SEPTEMBER 13, 9:00 IN THE MORNING. AND STAY TUNED TOMORROW. WE WILL BE GETTING THAT SNEAK PEEK. THANK YOU FOR HAVING THAT. KAMAKA PILI ON THE BEAUTIFUL ISLAND.


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