Hawaii fashion featured at symposium

The 3rd Hawaii Fashion Month Kauai event is scheduled Wednesday as the finale of the inaugural Kauai November Creative Industries Month.

The month recognizes the writing, fashion and film industries as an important segment of Kauai’s economic and workforce development sectors.

The Fashion Industry Symposium and Fashion Industry meet and greet is set for 3 to 7 p.m. at the Kauai Beach Resort.

The symposium will include:

• “Fashion Photography and How It Can Elevate Your Business” by Keith Ketchum, Keith Ketchum Photography, owner

• “Website design —- Taking Your Business to the Next Level” by Yacine Merzouk, CEO, Zendy Web Studio

• “How to Get into Retailers’ Perspective” by Xochitl Garcia, owner, Shipwrecked

• “How to Start a Business — What You Need to Know” by John Latkiewicz, director, Hawaii Small Business Development Center Network – Kauai

Award-winning designer and “Project Runway” alumnus, Kini’okahokuloa ‘Kini’ Zamora will be participating in the symposium highlighting his experiences on the television show “Project Runway” (2014) and “Project Runway All-Stars” (2016).

A graduate of the Honolulu Community College fashion program, Zamora designs “for the local woman and the local man.” His fashion clothing line includes three departments: ready-to-wear, Hawaiian collection and bridal/custom/evening/pageant.

The symposium will be followed by meet and greet that will provide attendees an opportunity to network with their counterparts and make new business and community contacts.

A $10 registration fee is charged for both events and space is limited. Registration reservations can be made on-line at Eventbrite.com. Hawaii Fashion Month Kauai is organized by HFM Kauai in conjunction with the HIFI Hawaii Fashion Industry.


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