About the Festival

October 13-15 at Outrigger Kona Resort & Spa

From the inspiration of fashionistas, Uncle George Na‘ope, and Cyril Lani Pahinui, we have crafted one of the biggest spectacles of the year for Kona to celebrate Island heritage. The festival focuses on the local garment industry offering vintage Aloha Wear exhibits, sales, and appraisals, contemporary designers, vintage collections, and repurposed clothing collections showcased in exciting fashion runway shows. 

Fashion fair pop-ups feature individual designers, wearable arts and accessories, giving participants the opportunity to connect with their favorite designers. Runway shows will be live-streamed globally and cross-posted through social media. Traditional wearable arts and crafts and cutting-edge photo workshops are presented, as well as speakers, and hair and make-up shows. 

In addition to wearable arts, as is the local style, the floral industry provides wearable floral products and plants to decorate and enhance the runway shows, connecting Hawai’i’s flora to the local garment industry. Tasty local and vintage food and beverage is served along with music, hula, and manta watching!