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Kiniokahokula Zamora in "Project Runway 2014"
Kiniokahokula Zamora Project Runway 2014
Kiniokahokula Zamora from "Project Runway 2014" is one of the contestants in Season 13 of the Lifetime reality fashion design competition series. He is a 30-year-old designer who is currently living in Honolulu, Hawaii, but was raised in Kapolei, Hawaii.

Here is an interview with Kiniokahokula Zamora:

Current occupation?

Full-time designer for my own company.

Past jobs?

Retail visual manager for Pacsun and Wet Seal.


Kini (key-knee), short for Kiniokahokuloa because it's too long to say.

When did you realize you had designer potential?

When I was little I always sketched. Started sewing when I was 10 and loved everything about it. I could see a sketch come to life.

First garment you ever made?

A pair of elastic shorts made out of scrap cotton Hawaiian print.

What's your design training/schooling, etc.?

I graduated from Honolulu Community College's fashion technology department with my AAS Degree in Fashion Technology. I also went to FIT for a year to further my fashion education.

Have you won any awards for your designs/work related to design?

The local FRESH FACE design competition.

Strengths as a designer?

I can sew fast, and I can drape and draft patterns with no book.

Weaknesses as a designer?

Editing my designs and over-designing.

What's playing on your iPod when you're designing?

Nicki Minaj, Rita Ora, Ariana Grande, Tove Lo.

Favorite material or fabric to work with?

Denim, poplin.

Item you're most proud of designing?

A black matte satin double-breasted jacket.

Favorite designer(s)?

Alexander McQueen, Karl Lagerfeld, Zac Posen.

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Age: ∼32 years old
Nickname: Kini
Hometown: Kapolei, HI
Current Residence: Honolulu, HI

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