A hula performer.

Celebrate Hawai‘i Weekend: Fashion & Design

July 28 & 29, 2018

10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Style takes center stage with the Hawaiian fashion and design. Drop in for kapa-making, witness traditional tattoo demonstrations, and get a glimpse into the evolution of fashion in Hawai‘i and the cultural influences that inspire the contemporary designs of today.

Mertz, Fountain of Life

Manaola Fashion Shoot

Fountain of Life | in front of the Library Building
11 a.m.–12 p.m.

Come and join Hawaii’s hottest new fashion designer, Manaola Yap, to show how fashion is being used today in translating the spirituality and beauty of Hawaiian culture into an artistic language to be shared with the entire world.

Micah Kamohali'i, kapa artisan

Kapa-Making with Micah Kamohoali’i

Visitor Center
11 a.m.–1 p.m.

Watch expert Micah Kamohoali’i perform the ancient Hawaiian tradition of kapa-making; a traditional Hawaiian fabric made from the beaten fibers of the paper mulberry or breadfruit plants.

Traditional Hawaii Tattoo Design Demonstration

Ross Hall
11:30 a.m.–1 p.m.

Come and witness the art of kakau—or hand-tapping tattooing—as Keone Nunes displays his expertise live and in-person on the Ross Hall stage.

A model wearing one of Manaola Yap's designs.

Fashion Walk with Native Hawaiian Designer Manaola Yap

Conservatory Plaza
2 p.m.

In this special fashion show, modern Hawaiian fashion designers come together to showcase their work which incorporates traditional methods within modern fashion design.

A mountain range in Hawaii

'Iolani Palace's Queen Gowns

On Display in the Orchid Rotunda and Ross Gallery

Get a glimpse into the fashions of Hawai’i’s monarchs. On loan from the ’Iolani Palace’s permanent exhibition, come and see designer, Iris Viacrusis’ reproductions of the gowns worn by Queen Kapi’olani and Queen Lili’uokalani.

Images on this page provided by:
Hawaii Tourism Authority / Heather Goodman