Showcasing vendors that are locally based here in Hawai’i is fundamental to the vision of  No’eau Designers. The No’eau hui had the privilege of sitting down with the designer and CEO of Kini Zamora, Kiniokahokuloa Zamora. Inspired by his family legacy, Zamora used designing and sewing as a creative outlet. Zamora got his degree in fashion technology from Honolulu Community College and studied for a year and a half in New York. Coming back home, Zamora set out to create a family business which would eventually provide a career for himself. Zamora’s dedication and passion took him all the way to the runway -Project Runway that is. After trying out six times, Zamora finally made the cut and represented Hawai’i on the Bravo reality t.v. series. Balancing both positions of creative director and businessman, Zamora is motivated to show the world what Hawai’i has to offer. Zamora extends advice to others hoping to start their own business and shares what’s in-store for his brand.

September 28, 2019 — Henoheno Collaborator