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2021
new yor
k Fashion Week

Native Hawaiians dominate fashion's biggest runway with Dezigns by Kamohoali'i.

Photography by Emma Brawley

Being able to walk in New York Fashion Week is already such a great opportunity but being able to walk in New York Fashion Week with a Native Hawaiian designer is a dream come true. The beautiful clothes represent our rich and vibrant Hawaiian culture and connection to ʻāina (land) and kai (sea) and kūpuna (ancestors). Opening the show as a model and being able to showcase the beauty of our people on fashion's biggest stage is something I will always be so haʻaheo (proud) of. Mahalo to Micah Kamohoaliʻi and the entire DBK ‘ohana for this incredible opportunity!

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Photography by Emma Brawley

"Needless to say, Sony Hall was left amazed and breathless. Powerful and inspiring, the presentation put the fashion world on notice that Dezigns by Kamohoaliʻi and Hawai’i fashion has arrived!"

-Modern Luxury Hawaii

Hawaii theatre credits

Songs For A New World

He Leo Aloha

Ho'oilina

Hawai'i No Ka 'Oi - Sakamoto Tribute

Eddie Wen' Go

Queen of Mākaha, Rell Sunn

Seussical

25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

Amadeus

Twelfth Nite O' Wateva

High School Musical

Once Upon One Noddah Time

Man 1 (Original Hawaiʻi Island Cast)

Lapa (Original Cast)

Nane (Original Cast)

Multiple Characters

Nanaka

Hawaiian Cultural Specialist

Jojo

Chip Tolentino

Baron Van Swieten

Prince Amalu

Ryan Evans

Prince Nohea

The Aloha Theatre

Kennedy Theatre - UH Mānoa

Kennedy Theatre - UH Mānoa

Kennedy Theatre - UH Mānoa

Kennedy Theatre - UH Mānoa

The Aloha Theatre

University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo

University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo

University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo

University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo

Kamehameha Schools

Kamehameha Schools

Interview about RENT while on tour in Hawaiʻi.

Joshua Tavares is currently working on his Master’s Degree at the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa with a focus on Hana Keaka (Hawaiian Theatre) and Acting. He is also teaching Theatre 221 (Intro to Performance) at UH and is involved in many of the productions taking place at Kennedy Theatre. He will also be teaching dance classes at  The Movement Center  and serves as a Board Member at The Aloha Theatre in Kona on Hawaiʻi Island. He also offers private audition coaching, acting/singing coaching and dance lessons. If you're interested, feel free to reach out!

What is he up to now?

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