This Chambray Makaniʻoluʻolu Dress features our Pepeʻeuhola design on Indigo fabric with White ink.
The endemic tree fern, hapu'u, is an image associated with Kilauea Volcano forests. It is also an icon of an era when gardens of anthuriums were planted in Ka'umana, Pahoa, and Mountain View areas (before the shade cloth was invented). The image of unfolding fronds is a symbol of being receptive and open, as the mind. It is also representative of budding, figuratively a baby or a child. There are two words that make up the name. Pepe'e means rolled up, as young fern leaves. 'Uhola is a term used to unfold, spread.
This design layout was done by Kauilanui. It was our first fabric collaboration only because I sat next to him and talked story while he moved the mouse. The name given to the design is reflective of Kauilanui for he is a child budding forth, open and receptive!
We reintroduce our iconic Makaniʻoluʻolu Dress in lightweight woven chambray cotton, preparing you for the next outing… Almost feather-weight, the light grey warp and the soft white weft are woven for comfort and cool. It is definitely another level look that is alluring and slimming! Such a delight!
100% Chambray. Model is 5'9" wearing L.