Hoʻopilialoha Hua Dress- Seersucker Lupine
This Hua Dress features our Hoʻopilialoha print on Seersucker Lupine material with Midnight ink.
Both the mauka and makai blossoms of the naupaka are unique: they are half-flowers.
Both plants resemble each other, but studying leaves and buds, there are slight differences.
The love story of the naupaka has been told for generations. A wahine of ali'i blood, Naupaka, and a kāne, Kaui, who was not born of royalty, were not allowed to be together as their parents disapproved of their marriage. In their sorrows, they were separated and forever remain apart, one in the uplands, the other near the sea.
Our rendition of the story brings the heartbreak to life; we print only one variety at a time, never together. The name Ho'opilialoha translates to: “Unite love!”
We created this design layout with intentions to bring love together.
Hua is the thirteenth moon of the monthly cycle. The moon is egg shaped in appearance. It is a good day to plant anything that bears fruit.
We named this dress after this Hua moon phase. Its “A” shape, short cap sleeve, stand-up collar, and informal button-up front makes this comfortable and ready for every day wear.
Check out either 100% cotton or the 55% combed cotton/45% polyester seersucker fabrication! Find your comfort zone!
Hang to dry.
Iron on reverse.
Do not dry clean.
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