Throwback to when we opened my sisterʻs fashion show with an oli @anu_hawaii_swimwear at Iolani Palace. See @mana_maoli write up below.
KiniZamora @ The Palace Part 2: #Keanuenue Desoto, 14 year old fashion designer
After our #ManaMele youth at Kamakau opened the event, Keanuenueʻs designs were the 1st to be featured. She designed all the swimsuits you see here - in honor of Queen Liliʻuokalani as we near the centennial of her passing. Sheʻs the last person entering the runway from the Palace steps.
Keānuenue is a 14 year old ʻōiwi designer from Mākaha. Sheʻs in the 9th grade at Kamehameha and is fluent in Hawaiian language from her schooling at Punana Leo O Kawaiaha'o , Ke Kula Kaiapuni 'O Ānuenue and Ke Kula O Samuel M Kamakau - A Laboratory Pcs. Anu has been designing since she was 4. This is her 6th fashion show.
Her newest line is titled OF A QUEEN (the title of her Aunty Kimieʻs new song). Hereʻs what she has to say about it:
In 2 weeks, on November 11, 2017 is the centennial of the Queen Liliʻuokalaniʻs passing. As we celebrate her 100th memorial itʻs a reminder that we have not forgotten her legacy. She was our last reigning monarch and was illegally overthrown. The designs include many different styles, one of which is the lacing of the fabric inspired by the types of dresses Liliʻuokalani would wear. The two prints are inspired by her, one is the bud of a crown flower which was known as her favorite flower, the second pattern includes the lyrics of aloha ʻoe in a script font to look as though she wrote it. Aloha ʻoe is a beautiful love song that is often played at memorials. We still have aloha for our queen. Hope you enjoy OF A QUEEN and how fitting we are at ʻIolani Palace.
Mahalo Keanuenue for being an inspiration to us all, to find your calling, and pursue it to the fullest!
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•24 March | 3 PM | R’LUXS NEXT TOP MODEL 2018 #season14 | GUEST STAR DICKY PRASETYA SMASH
•25 March | 6 PM | SLOT PARADE FASHION DESIGNERS
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