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Awai’s signature style informed by years as a stage performer

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“I was doing dramatic fashion that wasn’t for everybody. I wanted to do something for the local people.” Nake‘u Awai Fashion designer

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Ka‘iulani de Silva wears an original print dress from Nake‘u Awai’s holiday collection, available at his 1613 Houghtailing St. shop.

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COURTESY NAKE‘U AWAI Nake‘u Awai posed for this photo inside the Hollywood Bowl when he was a 28-year-old dancer.