Kini Zamora

Our favorite looks from HONOLULU Fashion Week 2016

Sponsored Lynne O’Neill checking out the space at the Hawaii Convention Center as the build-out begins. Photo by Alley Corpuz. With days and weeks of preparation, a well choreographed fashion show is supposed to look easy, seamless and natural–and then…

Sneak peek: Goodwill Goes GLAM 2016

In 2012, Goodwill Hawaii made a bold move to drop its dime store image by revamping into a vintage-glam treasure hunting destination with a large-scale fashion show and shopping event at the Blaisdell Exhibition Hall. Well it worked, Goodwill Goes…

Did this: Pink Tie Ball weekend

Angela Pratt, M.D. – Susan G. Komen Hawaii’s 2016 Pink Tie Ball honoree. A sold-out ball with an important message, and fashion show by four “Project Runway” stars: It was a glam finale to a mega week for Susan G.…

Watch Kini Zamora on ‘Project Runway All Stars’

I’ve known Kini Zamora for almost eight years. The man is super laid back, almost shy. Competing on Lifetime’s fashion design hit “Project Runway” in 2014 was not only about stretching his design muscles but really coming out of his comfort zone to…

5 awesome moments: HONOLULU Fashion Week

No such thing as a sophomore curse here: HONOLULU Fashion Week’s second year was a success. Backstage energy was intense at this past weekend’s shows, and this fashion geek got to see it all. Working behind the scenes under the…

HONOLULU Fashion Week: Live Aloha and Kini Zamora

HONOLULU Fashion Week’s runway lit up in a big way Friday night. Led by renown fashion show producer/director Lynne O’Neill —the team transformed the Hawaii Convention Center into a New York Fashion Week-caliber venue and production. Fern Mallis, who created…

Get set for Honolulu Fashion Week

Photographer: Ross D. Hamamura – RDHphoto.net HONOLULU Fashion Week returns this fall as a three-day event, from Nov. 20-22, that highlights international and local designers with runway shows, VIP events, pop-up boutiques, exclusive merchandise and more. Super exciting… Fern Mallis…

Goodwill Goes Glam and royal

Goodwill Hawaii has produced a mega runway show for the past four years, and Thursday’s Goodwill Goes Glam fashion show at Blaisdell Exhibition Hall was the biggest one to date. The Royal Fashion Show, produced by Kini Zamora and styled…

Fashion sneak peek: Goodwill goes royal

Photo by Shot55 Photography. Five years ago, the words ‘Goodwill’ and ‘glam’ would rarely be uttered in the same sentence. Over the past three or four years, that all changed. It’s pretty much expected now that Goodwill Industries of Hawaii…

Zamora debuts bridal collection at WhiteHOT

Every bride wants to feel special on her big day, wearing a dress that expresses who she is on the outside and inside. Kini Zamora’s new Romance Collection aims to do just that. He teamed up with local bridal salon WhiteHOT…

HCC’s Juxtapose fashion show

The Honolulu Community College’s Fashion Technology Program presented its annual fashion show on Saturday, this one called, Juxtapose – Central Park After Dark. Each of the 10 senior designer collections were inspired by the Big Apple, from the Street Bangerz…

Model Citizen – Kini Zamora

Model Citizen features inspirational individuals in fashion, art and entertainment who utilize their talents for the good of the community. Kini Zamora, fan favorite and finalist on Lifetime’s “Project Runway” season 13, has been paying it forward since returning from…

On now: Yi Lin Hu fashion photography exhibit

Painter and sculptor Kahi Ching admires Yi Lin Hu’s work. Photo by Harry Yu. There’s so much more to fashion photography than flowing dresses and gorgeous models. Astute fashion photographers are familiar with design, textiles and different fabrics – to…

Party pics: Summit Fest kickoff

Hawaii’s first Summit Fest — a weekend celebration of arts, culture and ideas — kicked off last night on the rooftop of the IBM Building on Ala Moana Boulevard. Attendees enjoyed a cocktail reception with a “post modern luau” created by Christina…

‘Project Runway’ recap – true colors

Photos provided by Lifetime. Last Thursday’s episode 6 seemed a bit off. No, it wasn’t the weirdness and unlikely pairing of mentor Tim Gunn walking guest judge Dita Von Teese down the aisle. But a couple of “sketch” things did…

‘Project Runway’ recap – Zamora is Mr. Technique

During this past Thursday’s Project Runway episode 4, the enigmatic Tim Gunn gave Hawaii’s Kini Zamora two major compliments; saying, “You should change your name to speedy,” and calling him “Mr. Technique.” This week’s challenge was about transforming a vintage…