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University of Hawaii Senior Fashion Show, Axis: Point of Origin

University of Hawaii Fashion Design and Merchandising program presents its 49th annual Senior Fashion Show, Axis: Point of Origin, Sunday, May 3, at Hilton Waikiki Beach Hotel’s Prince Kuhio Ballroom.

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Hayley Hisaka

This year’s show will feature collections by five graduating seniors — Ayaka Hosomi, Li King, Asia Joan Mateo, Gabrielle Sanehira and Grace Tsubaki-Noguchi, as well as three junior designers.

The event includes a silent auction starting at 4:30 p.m. Doors open at 5, and the show begins at 6. Ticket cost is $25 general admission and $50 for VIP seating. Hilton Waikiki Beach Hotel is located at 2500 Kuhio Ave. To purchase tickets, email Von Kaanaana at vonk@hawaii.edu. For more information, visit uhmfashionshow.com.

photos by Nathalie Walker // page design by Kamele Eskaran

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MODEL Salem Sipes
DESIGNER Gabrielle Sanehira
COLLECTION Mod Nouveau
OUTFIT Green mini shift dress and rolled-collar cape

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MODEL Salem Sipes
DESIGNER Grace Tsubaki-Noguchi
COLLECTION Mirage
OUTFIT Gold playsuit romper with contrast boucle fabric on front and suede crisscross straps

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MODEL Hayley Hisaka
DESIGNER Ayaka Hosomi
COLLECTION Legacy
OUTFIT Navy jumpsuit with kimono fabric detail

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MODEL Jade Richmond
DESIGNER Asia Joan Mateo
COLLECTION Jardin de Papillons
OUTFIT Pink floral dress with pearl and chain back straps

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MODEL Kira Burleson
DESIGNER Li King
COLLECTION Adaption
OUTFIT 100 percent silk dress with Chinese print