Hawaii Keiki Museum showcases emerging artisans

Aspiring fashion designers show off their repurposed creations. (courtesy photo/ Hawaii Keiki Museum)

Keiki in the lapidary class show off their geode paintings. (courtesy photo/ Hawaii Keiki Museum)

On Saturday, March 25, the Hawaii Keiki Museum showcased the hard work of five aspiring designers. These seamstresses culminated their efforts in a final fashion show to showcase their designs. Each of them selected an outfit from a local thrift store, and worked with Diane Papp and Kona’s own Kumu Humuhumu, European couture professional, and three time winner of the Kennedy Center for the Arts award for costume design. Together they learned the basics of fashion design and altered their outfit to make it represent their own style. Through their hard work and courage each of these girls has won a spot in Diane’s studio and private lessons so they can continue to create looks and develop their point of view. These young women inspire us all.