This Mōhalu Dress features our Waikahalulu Kou design on Black fabric with Sunny and White ink.
I have always been fascinated with history and looked to it as a great teacher. Desperately curious to learn from our past to help enrich the present. Recently I learned that Downtown Honoulu/Chinatown, was once a small harbor village called Kou. It was named such due to the great abundance of Kou trees and its many variations of orange flowers. It was the small village of Kou that was the pioneer to the modern Downtown Honolulu that we all know today.
We now pay homage to our past with this anniversary print, reminding us that Kou is the understory to Waikahalulu. As we celebrate our 5th anniversary in Chinatown, we take this time to honor those that came before us, celebrate with those around us, and await the great things in our future. Ola Chinatown! Ola Kou!! - Kamalu Fung
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 wearing size XS.