By Katrina Valcourt


After a summer of meeting with mentors and learning about the fashion industry, middle-school students participating in Reach the Runway came together in groups to create three newsstand-worthy magazine covers. The program encourages students who have an interest in fashion or the creative arts to pursue their dreams, and gives them the confidence to find their own place in the local fashion community, whether in journalism, magazine design, fashion design, hair and makeup, photography, styling or modeling. See them show off their new skills in the video below.



Photography: Autumn Woolpert
Magazine Design: Keānuenue DeSoto
Fashion Design: Jia Yi Liu
Hair & Makeup: Ellie Sampson
Styling: Kealoha “Camille” Cosma
Modeling: Seanalei Nishimura


Journalism: Kendall Larson
Photography: Puamakamae DeSoto
Magazine Design: Natalia Anseeuw
Fashion Design: Ella Haws
Hair & Makeup: Sydney Melton
Styling: Selah Lipman
Modeling: Liliana Ebel


Journalism: Alexia Fu
Photography: Aidan Aquino
Magazine Design: Karys Imai
Fashion Design: Jaida Lyn Kamauna
Hair & Makeup: Nanea Meyers
Styling: Cheyenne “Mele” Hattori
Modeling: Violet Hiltbrand


Support Reach the Runway by reserving seats for Kini Zamora’s runway show at HONOLULU Fashion Week on Saturday, Nov. 12 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $25 and available online.


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