Noelani

Collection

Inspired by Water, Made with Love!

Photos by Chaz Kamau'u

Female Model: Shalei Kamau'u

Male Model: Chaz Kamau'u

Some designers draw inspiration from the world around them, while others look to patterns they naturally gravitate towards. But then there are those who seek deeper meaning that truly represents their roots as an artist. One such soul is Hula Tease Owner & Designer, Chaz Kamau'u.

Some designers draw inspiration from the world around them, while others look to patterns they naturally gravitate towards. But then there are those who seek deeper meaning that truly represents their roots as an artist. One such soul is Hula Tease Owner & Designer, Chaz Kamau'u.

 

His new collection, "Noelani", which translates in Hawaiian to "The Heavenly Mist", was released on Mother's Day as a tribute to his beautiful mother, Nā Hoku Hanohano Award Winner and Grammy Nominee, Natalie Kamau'u.

"I chose to release this line on April 19th, which was the 3 year anniversary since my debut release and the 30th year anniversary since my mom won Ms. Aloha Hula."

 

The name Noelani is actually his mother's middle name, and what's surprising is that while looking into his family history, Chaz found that generations of women in his family have been given Hawaiian names associated with water. Whether the rains of Nu'uanu, or the showers at Waimea on the island of Hawaii (The Big Island), a connection to water has been a constant in his family, which has brought even greater meaning to the creation of these designs.

 

Chaz began Hula Tease in college when he realized that trying to double major in Entrepreneurship and Graphics would cost him a pretty penny.

 

"It originated as a T-Shirt company I started to pay for college. I actually started a few businesses at that time. But that's when I realized that I had an interest in fashion. I didn't want to just design websites and flyers, but I liked that fashion got me away from simply sitting at a computer."

 

Sometimes opportunities come in the most unexpected places, and this college-fund style business of his turned into a classy and elegant Fashion Line!

Since the Stay-At-Home Order was issued, Chaz has had to restructure how his company operates, but that hasn't stopped him from pushing onward! In fact, he's taken this opportunity to put his creativity to the test.

 

"Our Merrie Monarch (Hula Festival) Collection is on hold, but sometimes that's just how things happen and as a business owner you've gotta roll with the punches! Thankfully we began working on this line a year ago so we had everything we needed already before the pandemic began. And I love how it’s really forced me to find new and innovative ways to market and promote my business."

 

His sister, and idea-muse, Shalei, has been his sounding board in whom he runs his design ideas by. And judging by these new designs, she really knows what werrrrrkkkssss!!!!

"I couldn't do this without my family. There are so many times that people have come up to me and said, are you sure this is you and not your mom or your sister? It used to hurt my feelings until one day I realized that they see my mom and my sister when it comes out. Those two are the epitome of beautiful, so if that's what people see when they look at what I've created, then that's what I want them to see! They've always been great examples to me and I'm both lucky and grateful."

 

If all of this wasn't impressive enough, Chaz is also an incredible photographer! In fact, all of his marketing photos and content were created by him and they really show off his breathtaking collections!

 

Before we close out we have a special message for one very special young lady! Introducing the FUTURE MRS. KAMAU'U, Hiwalei, who is a nurse and frontlines worker during this COVID-19 pandemic! Hiwalei, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR SERVICE! We have a very special message from Chaz.

 

"I am so grateful for your patience with me. I know it's hard for you at times, so I wanted you to know that I truly appreciate and love you so much for being willing to stand by to me through all of this! I love you, Chaz."

 

He even pours out his love for his lucky lady! Get it? 😏 To get your very own Noelani Fashions, you can go to www.HULATEASE.com. It is simply BREATHTAKING!

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