Nakeʻu Awai Designs Featured in Honolulu Magazine: Gorgeous Mu‘umu‘u Worn at Mu‘u at the Museum 2023
Nakeʻu Awai Designs Featured in Honolulu Magazine: Gorgeous Mu‘umu‘u Worn at Mu‘u at the Museum 2023
Nakeʻu Awai Designs is honored to be featured in Honolulu Magazine’s coverage of the recent Mu‘u at the Museum event held January 7, 2023, at the Queen Emma Summer Palace. Honolulu Magazine began as Paradise of the Pacific, a magazine commissioned under King David Kalākaua to promote local business and tourism in the continental United States.
January 10, 2023 — Keane Akao
Nakeʻu Awai Designs Kicks Off Its 50th Year Anniversary Early With Aloha Collection Collaboration
Nakeʻu Awai Designs Kicks Off Its 50th Year Anniversary Early With Aloha Collection Collaboration

Nakeʻu Awai Designs is turning 50 in 2023.

To kick off its historic Golden Anniversary year, the brand has collaborated with Aloha Collection, a company founded by two Native Hawaiian women, to create the 50th Anniversary Collaboration Aloha Collection Day Tripper.

December 09, 2022 — Keane Akao
Nakeʻu Awai Designs 2022 Fall and Winter Collection Debuts With Fashion Show and Mākeke
Nakeʻu Awai Designs 2022 Fall and Winter Collection Debuts With Fashion Show and Mākeke
Nakeʻu Awai Designs recently debuted its 2022 Fall and Winter Collection, Iconic Prints on Cotton, yesterday at the Nakeʻu Awai Designs Mākeke, a collection of Nake‘u’s favorite artisans and friends, and through its sold-out Fashion Show, both held at The Pacific Club in Honolulu.
November 21, 2022 — Keane Akao
Nakeʻu Awai Designs 2022 Summer Collection Debuts at Native Hawaiian Convention and Bloomingdale’s Pop-up
Nakeʻu Awai Designs 2022 Summer Collection Debuts at Native Hawaiian Convention and Bloomingdale’s Pop-up
Nakeʻu Awai Designs recently debuted its 2022 Summer Collection, Archival Prints on Linen, at the Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement (CNHA) 21st Annual Native Hawaiian Convention in July and at Bloomingdale’s Ala Moana Center’s Kamaʻāina Pop-up Event in September.
September 04, 2022 — Keane Akao
Nakeʻu Awai Featured on PBS Hawaiʻi’s Home is Here About The Muʻumuʻu Movement
Nakeʻu Awai Featured on PBS Hawaiʻi’s Home is Here About The Muʻumuʻu Movement
Nakeʻu Awai Designs was recently featured alongside Marion Jones, Founder of The Muʻumuʻu Library, on PBS Hawaiʻi’s Home is Here’s episode about Hawaiian fashion both past and present, and the women who are making a mark here and abroad preserving, promoting, and pushing homegrown Hawaiʻi fashion forward.
May 26, 2022 — Keane Akao
Nakeʻu Awai Celebrates 84th Birthday with Hawaiʻi Fashion Designers
Nakeʻu Awai Celebrates 84th Birthday with Hawaiʻi Fashion Designers
Nakeʻu Awai was joined by nearly 40 of Hawaiʻi’s fashion designers, family, friends, and other distinguished guests at an intimate gathering at Queen Emma Summer Palace to celebrate his 84th birthday.
April 22, 2022 — Keane Akao
Nakeʻu Awai Designs’ Merrie Monarch Collection Released for Spring
Nakeʻu Awai Designs’ Merrie Monarch Collection Released for Spring
Nakeʻu Awai Designs newly released Spring Collection brings the designer back to his roots featuring beloved Hawaiʻi botanical prints on traditional and modern cuts in an array of colors.
April 04, 2022 — Keane Akao
Nakeʻu Awai Featured on Aloha Authentic About Hawaiʻi Fashion
Nakeʻu Awai Featured on Aloha Authentic About Hawaiʻi Fashion
Nakeʻu Awai was recently invited to join Danene Lunn of Manuhealiʻi and host, Kamaka Pili, on KHON2’s Aloha Authentic to talk about the origins of Hawaiʻi fashion, how the designers got started, and what motivates and inspires them to perpetuate the art.
March 29, 2022 — Keane Akao