In celebration of Maoli Arts Month (MAMo), the PA‘I Foundation will debut its infamous Wearable Art Show on Hawaii Island at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 31, at Kahilu Theatre in Waimea.
Native Hawaiian designers will be featured in a fashion show like you’ve never seen. Artist Micah Kamohoali‘i will open with a hula using original kapa costumes, followed by Wahine Toa with everyday Hawaiian wear, Maile Andrade exuding a ’60s “mod” feel, Keone Nunes with kakau, Living Hula with a local ready-to-wear line and Marques Marzan showing off haute couture designs.
Kumu hula Vicky Holt Takamine and award-winning musician Robert Cazimero will emcee the event, which incorporates Hawaiian performing arts into the runway show.
The Kahilu foyer will host lei makers, Hawaiian food and a trunk show of the designers’ ready-to-wear attire.
The Kahilu tech team is building a special runway extending over the auditorium seats just for this event. The wearable art showcased includes traditional and contemporary garments worn for ceremonial rituals, cultural practices and adornments.
Proceeds from the MAMo Wearable Arts Show benefit the PA‘I Foundation, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to preserve and perpetuate Hawaiian cultural traditions for future generations.
Tickets are $35 and $60, available at kahilutheatre.org or by calling 885-6868.
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