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UPDATE: Project Runway Stars Shine at Merrie Monarch Festival Fashion Show

April 4, 2018, 9:01 AM HST
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UPDATE, APRIL 4, 2018, Grand Naniloa, noon

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Kini Zamora pop-up store at the Grand Naniloa, April 4, 2018.

Fashion Designer Kini Zamora’s pop up shop at the Grand Naniloa will be open Wednesday through Saturday, April 4 to 7, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Zamora appeared in Project Runway Season 13 and on Project Runway All Stars Season 5.

Fashion shows will also be held Wednesday through Friday at 1 p.m. at the Grand Naniloa.

Wednesday’s show will feature Manuheali‘i, Thursday’s show will highlight Ari South (also a Project Runway star) and Zamora will be the focus of Friday’s show.

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APRIL 3, 2018, 7p.m.

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Project Runway stars Kini Zamora and Ari South headlined a Preview Fashion Show last night, Tuesday, April 3, 2018, at the Grand Naniloa Hotel Hilo as part of the Merrie Monarch Festival.

The Preview Fashion Show was held at 7 p.m., steps from the new Hula Hulas restaurant adjacent to Grand Naniloa Hotel Hilo.

Twelve designers showcased their latest collections while award-winning ‘ukulele instrumentalist Brittni Paiva performed live.

Joining Zamora and South are Hawai‘i designers Manuheali‘i, Taravan, Teaito, Wehi Designs, Missing Polynesia, Simply Sisters, Lexbreezy, Miloli‘i Love, Paradisus and Pa‘ahana Wood Designs.

Zamora and South are recognized worldwide for their accomplishments on Project Runway. Zamora finished third on Project Runway Season 13 and appeared on Project Runway All Stars Season 5. South finished third on Project Runway Season 8, and appeared on Project Runway All Stars Season 3. She was also part of Project Runway All Stars Season 6, which is currently airing.

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Preview Fashion Show on April 3 at the Grand Naniloa Hotel Hilo—part of the Merrie Monarch Festival. VC: BIN

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Preview Fashion Show on April 3 at the Grand Naniloa Hotel Hilo—part of the Merrie Monarch Festival. VC: BIN

Preview Fashion Show on April 3 at the Grand Naniloa Hotel Hilo—part of the Merrie Monarch Festival. Video clip credit: InBigIsland.com/Grand Naniloa Hotel Hilo

Preview Fashion Show on April 3 at the Grand Naniloa Hotel Hilo—part of the Merrie Monarch Festival. Video clip credit: InBigIsland.com/Grand Naniloa Hotel Hilo

Preview Fashion Show on April 3 at the Grand Naniloa Hotel Hilo—part of the Merrie Monarch Festival. Video clip credit: InBigIsland.com/Grand Naniloa Hotel Hilo

Preview Fashion Show on April 3 at the Grand Naniloa Hotel Hilo—part of the Merrie Monarch Festival. Video clip credit: InBigIsland.com/Grand Naniloa Hotel Hilo

Preview Fashion Show on April 3 at the Grand Naniloa Hotel Hilo—part of the Merrie Monarch Festival. Video clip credit: InBigIsland.com/Grand Naniloa Hotel Hilo

Preview Fashion Show on April 3 at the Grand Naniloa Hotel Hilo—part of the Merrie Monarch Festival. Video clip credit: InBigIsland.com/Grand Naniloa Hotel Hilo

Preview Fashion Show on April 3 at the Grand Naniloa Hotel Hilo—part of the Merrie Monarch Festival. Video clip credit: InBigIsland.com/Grand Naniloa Hotel Hilo

Preview Fashion Show on April 3 at the Grand Naniloa Hotel Hilo—part of the Merrie Monarch Festival. Video clip credit: InBigIsland.com/Grand Naniloa Hotel Hilo

Preview Fashion Show on April 3 at the Grand Naniloa Hotel Hilo—part of the Merrie Monarch Festival. Video clip credit: InBigIsland.com/Grand Naniloa Hotel Hilo

Preview Fashion Show on April 3 at the Grand Naniloa Hotel Hilo—part of the Merrie Monarch Festival. Video clip credit: InBigIsland.com/Grand Naniloa Hotel Hilo

Preview Fashion Show on April 3 at the Grand Naniloa Hotel Hilo—part of the Merrie Monarch Festival. Video clip credit: InBigIsland.com/Grand Naniloa Hotel Hilo

Grand Naniloa Hotel Hilo reopened last year with an overarching cultural theme focused on hula. Most prominent are the dozens of hula dancer portraits throughout the hotel and rooms by famed Hawai‘i photographer Kim Taylor Reece. Adjacent restaurant Hula Hulas also features a magnificent floor-to-ceiling color mural designed by Reece.

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