What We Wore: 2018 Hale ‘Aina Awards

See what guests donned to the most anticipated dining event of the year, held Sept. 17 at The Royal Hawaiian Hotel.

For more than 30 years HONOLULU Magazine’s Hale ‘Aina Awards have celebrated exemplary chefs and the very best in Island dining. Just as noteworthy? The haute looks sported by gala attendees wearing everything from local designers to luxurious labels. The dishes were five-star-worthy but the ensembles we spotted were feasts for the eyes. 


Michael Thanawan wearing H&M, Ying Rosawan wearing H&M

Michael and Ying
Photos: Gregory Yamamoto


Robbie Dingeman wearing Ten Tomorrow 

Robbie Dingeman


Ryan Ko wearing Zara and Express 

Ryan Ko


Michele Sorensen wearing Valia Honolulu

Michele Sorensen


Alex Le wearing RVCA

Alex Le


Christina Hee wearing Anthropologie

Christina Hee


David Gutierrez wearing John Varvatos

David Gutierrez


Caroline Ulep wearing Manaola

Caroline Ulep


Jason Wong, Jengie Wong wearing Halston

Jengie and Jason


Anne Lee wearing Leith

Anne Lee


Spencer Davis wearing Sig Zane Designs

Spencer Davis


Diane Lee wearing ‘Iolani

Diane Lee


Scott Mackenzie wearing Ted Baker

Scott Mackenzie



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