Manaola Yap, the founder and designer of Manaola Hawaii, is making historical past as the primary Native Hawaiian to debut a whole unique runway collection, full with hula and different conventional protocols, at New York Fashion Week 2017.
“I'm honored and grateful to have been invited to present my collection at New York Fashion Week,” Yap stated. “Sharing our indigenous tradition by the medium of style on a world platform has all the time been a dream of mine. I’m proud to share our Hawaiian style tradition that encompasses centuries of mind and visible imagery captured in design.”
It is an honor confirmed by Hawaii's Division of Enterprise, Financial Growth and Tourism.
Yap is one among simply 24 designers chosen from eight,000 individuals worldwide by Oxford Fashion Studio to share his authentic designs at New York Fashion Week 2017.
Yap will current his runway collection -- full with 39 totally different seems to be -- on Friday, Sept. eight, and Hawaii News Now will stream the complete style present on Fb.
Yap based his firm simply two years in the past and credit his fast rise inside the native style trade to the numerous different Hawaii designers who paved the best way earlier than him and a rising demand for culturally acutely aware clothes.
"At this second, I have been completely reflecting on gratitude,” he stated. “That is the place I like to come from on a regular basis, and pondering of all of the great inspirations that I've had in my life and all of the those who have supported me and supported the creation of what I've change into at the moment, and that is actually the place I might like to go away my Hawaii -- is with lots of gratitude and with hopes to take all of those great inspirations, mentors and kupuna, undoubtedly, and household and actually mahalo them," stated Yap.
Yap is not the primary Native Hawaiian to seem at New York Fashion Week. Each Kini Zamora and Ari South introduced items in a Undertaking Runway present up to now. Each designers competed within the actuality TV present and have been trailblazers within the style trade at residence and world wide.
Hawaii News Now will probably be solely protecting Manaola's New York Fashion Week journey on air, on-line and streaming on cell.
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