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. The group came together in Emmalani Hale to share in song, dance, and memories. The beautiful event was planned by Keane Akao, Nakeʻu’s godson who has been gifted the kuleana of perpetuating Nakeʻu’s legacy for future generations.

April 22, 2022 — Keane Akao