‘IOLANI is the longest-running fashion brand of Hawaii that is still in business, and strong. ‘IOLANI, meaning “Bird of the Heavens,” was established by 1st generation Japanese immigrants,
Keiji Kawakami & wife Edith Kawakami, in 1953, and has been passed down to members of their 2nd and 3rd generation families, embracing and perpetuating their tradition since the beginning. Now the Island Style is modernized and elegant, and is prominent in the population of Hawaii-lovers worldwide as the high-fashion brand of Hawaii. Also, the owner, Lloyd Kawakami, and his two sons formed a Hawaiian Band “Manoa D.N.A.,” which is big on the islands, and have been touring Japan in recent years.