Inspiring designs: Kona Kumu enters the world of Hawaiian fashion

  • Kumu Hula Kenneth “Aloha” Victor stands with samples of his Kaulua‘e collection at his Halau Kala‘akeakauikawekiu. (Photos by Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

  • Kaulua‘e designs are inspired by the people, places and things of Hawaii.

  • Kaulua‘e designs are inspired by the people, places and things of Hawaii. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)
  • Kumu Hula Kenneth "Aloha" Victor goes through inventory of his Kaulua‘e collection at his Halau Kala‘akeakauikawekiu. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today
  • Kumu Hula Kenneth “Aloha” Victor stands with samples of his Kaulua‘e collection at his Halau Kala‘akeakauikawekiu. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

KAILUA-KONA — Award-winning Kumu Hula Kenneth “Aloha” Victor never set out to be a clothing designer, but his new Kaulua‘e designs, created, styled and marketed in Hawaii, have catapulted him into the world of island fashion.