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‘MAMo at the MACC’ celebrates Hawaiian design in fabric and clothing

By Staff | May 31, 2018

According to designers, many traditional Hawaiian patterns and designs — in kapa and weaving, weaponry and tools, tattoo and adornment — take their visual clues from nature.

KAHULUI – The “MAMo at the MACC: Wearable Art Show” starts at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 2, at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center.

A Trunk Show Preview for VIPs begins at 6 p.m.; the Trunk Show for all follows the fashion show.?

The MACC and the PA’I Foundation present this show for the fifth consecutive year.

The event, which was launched in Honolulu in 2006, features emcees Vicky Takamine and Robert Cazimero. A component of the Maoli Arts Movement, the wearable art show celebrates Hawaiian design in fabric and clothing – specifically in terms of cultural motif – in a way that makes it more than just a runway fashion show.

This year’s wearable art event will showcase creations by Kawika Lum-Nelmida, Kehaulani Nielson, Kanoelani Davis, Ari South, Anna Kahalekulu, Lufi Luteru and Micah Kamohoali’i. Tickets are $35, $45 or $65 (VIP); call 242-SHOW or visit www.MauiArts.org.