This Mōhalu Dress features our Kauhilauloa design on Ruby fabric with Quicksilver ink.
Roots, bark, and leaves contain poison. Pounded together, the concoction was sunk in salt-water pools to stun fish, making it easy to catch them. Tiny yellow flowers bloom and then become fruits, yellow, orange, or red. ʻĀkia is sometimes called False ʻOhelo because of it similarity.
The name is a literal observance of the plant. Its leaves are rather large in comparison to its tiny flowers. Our rendition of this print, laid out by Brittini, is a focus on both parts of the native shrub.
Today we fancy it up a little - just so we can talk style, life, and print - in today’s terms! The collar frames the iwilei and the poʻo, the sleeve caps the shoulder, and the length is just enough to cover the beachwear. We invite you to bring your attitude: walk deliberately, lift that chin, shake that head of hair loose…. Wear it with tights. Keep your jeans on. May everything bloom in your wake!
55% Linen, 45% Cotton. Studio Model is 5'6" and wearing size XXS.