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In 2015, a young Keānuenue DeSoto was asked if she was interested in putting her designs in a store front, despite not knowing much about business she immediately said yes! A month later DeSoto showcased her first line of hand-sewn keiki swimwear, which the 12-year-old designer self-produced and styled at DTL Hawaiʻi, immediately selling out after the show. Since then, she has continued to shine, honing her skills with another hand-sewn line of keiki swimwear that took the illustrious ‘Iolani Palace runway in 2017. This spring she attended the 2019 Nā Hōkū Hanohano Awards, making her mark on the red carpet in a show-stopping gown she designed to honor the sea. At only 15 years old, native Hawaiian fashion designer Keānuenue DeSoto is making her mark on the fashion industry with the release of her debut womens swimwear line, Kai byAnu Hawaiʻi, at the 13th annual MAMo Wearable Arts Show.
Our Goal & Legacy
Our suits are made to empower those who wear them, we want women to love what they're wearing and to feel powerful!
Buy a suit, wear it till its old or pass it on. We want to create a healthy environment for the generations to come, but this can only be accomplished if we are thoughtful about our decisions and do our best to reduce, reuse and recycle. A simple rule of thumb we can all do is clean our beaches by simply picking up three pieces of trash before you leave. Every helping hand counts!
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