Now Showing in the RSM Art Gallery: HOKU by Kiana Kanoa '20

Updated March 13, 2020: The opening reception scheduled for March 26th has been cancelled. We will post an update if the event is rescheduled.

Now on view in the RSM Art Gallery is a collection of photographs from HOKU Magazine, an online sustainable fashion magazine founded by Bentley University student Kiana Kanoa ’20. Please join us in celebrating HOKU at a reception on Thursday, March 26, 5:00-7:00 p.m. To learn more about the exhibit read the artist’s statement below. Co-sponsored by the Bentley Library and the Office of Sustainability .

Kiana Kanoa ’20, Founder and Editor in Chief
March 5 – April 18, 2020

Opening Reception
Thursday, March 26 | 5:00-7:00 p.m.

HOKU Magazine cover: Modern Opulence, volume I, issue II.

Artist Statement

Multi-disciplinary creative, strategic marketing maven and self-proclaimed lover of all things film.  After traveling to Milan, I indulged in the world of fashion but couldn’t come to terms with its detriment.  With 6+ years of digital marketing and branding experience under my belt, I set out to shed light on authentic, badass and conscious fashion brands who don’t settle for the ordinary.  My passion for sustainability and fashion allowed me to seamlessly fuse my knowledge of innovative marketing techniques, love for photography and eye for web design to form HOKU MAGAZINE.

In the Native Hawaiian culture, HOKU is the night of the fullest moon – beautiful and magnificent.  As a Native Hawaiian, my culture is emulated in everything I do.  HOKU Magazine represents the ethereal and ever-present guiding light of the good that encompasses the fashion industry.  We are an online fashion magazine that fuses the best of sustainability, fashion, and design by creating a seamless platform for the eco and ethically conscious reader.  A narrative that highlights brands who create effortless silhouettes and killer accessories, while being conscious of their impact.  HOKU covers stories revolving around brands, influencers, creators and real people who are committed to sustainable innovation within the fashion industry.

Kiana Kanoa ’20