By Nadine Kam
Ralph Malani continues to promote Hawaiian-Polynesian talent, moving from models, to performers, and now, fashion designers.
With Cliff Duldulao, he staged “Hawaii Fashion Week — Polynesia Style” on Sept. 5, creating a one-evening marketplace at Level 4 in the Royal Hawaiian Center, along with fashion shows featuring the designs of Estelle Green, Kalolo Samoa, Le Apia and Missing Polynesia, and Tiare Teiti.
There was plenty of entertainment as well, with performances by the Keoni Souza Trio, ‘Anelaikalani, the duo Mahea (Mahi Crabbe and Blayne Asing), and Anuhea Jenkins, who also did her part as a model.
One of Ida Teiti’s designs for Tiare Teiti.
A men’s look from Missing Polynesia.
Designer Sina Thomsen, right, with Chellie Marquez, left, and Lani Ah Yek.
Shoppers converged on the clothing racks after the show.