Big Island meets Big Apple at Fashion Week

  • Courtesy photo Waimea-based fashion designer Michael Kamohoali'i is debuting his fashion brand, Dezigns by Kamohoali'i, Thursday at New York Fashion Week.

  • Courtesy photo Models wear Dezigns by Kamohoali’i fashions. Waimea-based designer Micah Kamohoali’i will debut his fashion brand Thursday at New York Fashion Week.

New York Fashion Week is back after a year hiatus because of the coronavirus pandemic — and one of the designers with a show in the iconic event is a designer, kapa artist, kumu hula and Hawaiian cultural practitioner from Waimea.