The dinner-and-show package was sold out, and hundreds more flowed through the doors of Kauai Fashion Weekend, described as Kauai’s signature red-carpet event, at the Kauai Marriott Resort &Beach Club.
Sha Ali Ahmad of Ahmad Couture partnered with Marynel Valenzuela to coordinate the nighttime gala designed to showcase the fashion and design of Kauai performers and Kauai fashion designers.
New this year was the “Budding Designers,” a trio of Kauai designers who themed their presentation to repurposing and recycling. They were joined by numerous celebrity walkers, the women displaying fashions from Coutured by Bjork and Mana’s by Grande’s Gems.
Special guest artist Elizabeth “Liz” Elias, of the Nickelodeon show “Every Witch Way,” came in from Florida for a song performance as well as a walk on the runway, touting Ahmad Couture designs.