Kēhaulani (Marzo) Nielson
Owner and Designer, Kahulale’a
Kēhaulani Nielson is a Native Hawaiian designer, artist, hula practitioner, and businesswoman. At the helm of Kahulale’a, the company she founded in 2013, her company has enjoyed a meteoric rise in the Hawaii fashion scene. Her designs have graced the runways of the MAMo Fashion Show and Hawaii Fashion Showcase and her products have been sold in high end resort boutiques throughout Hawaii, the mainland United States, Tahiti and Japan. Most notably, her products were selected as one of the few “Made In Hawaii” products to be sold in Disney Resort Boutiques in Hawaii and Florida. In 2017, she opened a small showroom in the heart of Honolulu in the hopes of expanding her business further. Two years later, in the Fall of 2019, she opened her first retail location at Ala Moana Shopping Center, the largest open air shopping center in the world. Her company Kahulale’a features beautiful clothing with original artwork that celebrates Hawaii and it’s people, and Kēhaulani draws on her 30 plus years as a Hula practitioner for inspiration. You can view her work here, on her social media platforms and in Hawaii at her store at Ala Moana Center. When not running the daily operations of her company, Kēhaulani enjoys spending time with her ‘Ohana (family) her husband Scott, her son Stone, and her daughter Kahulale’a.