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A third-generation seamstress, Kiniokahokuloa “Kini” Zamora has viewed his world through the eye of a sewing needle since age 10. Under consistent tutelage from his Aunty Delilah, this interest turned into a hobby that sparked a lifestyle. Kini attended Honolulu Community College’s Fashion Technology program and New York’s Fashion Institute of Technology. Kini has been a finalist on both @Project Runway & @Lifetime Project Runway All-Stars.
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He continues his strides in fashion with a full calendar of events Fashion shows, workshops, speaking engagements, pop-up shops, and working daily at his studio The Clique by KZ. The Clique is home to his retail store, manufacturing, embroidery, hair, makeup, and photography studio. His local and custom designs are ever-changing, relevant, and in demand for an assortment of consumer and industry needs. Active in the community, Kini is generous and giving of his time, product, and aloha to a variety of local and international organizations, charities, and events to benefit businesses and individuals.
You can find his recent community work at Iolani Palace getting to recreate the Coronation Gown of Queen Kapiolani. His natural talent and appreciation for Hawai‘i and its people inspire him to elevate the art and industry of fashion. Kini is the true embodiment of an artist who loves to share himself through his designs, soul to soul.
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