This Mōhalu Dress features our Hua ʻĀpane design on Aqua fabric with Oasis and Celestial ink.
ʻŌhiʻaʻai (mountain apple) is the ʻōhiʻa that bears fruit. ʻŌhiʻa ʻāpane are the ʻōhiʻa ʻai with red blossoms, different from the ones with white. The fruit comes in different colors too, from pale pink to streaked reds. Hua ʻāpane refers to the beautiful dark red mountain apple.
From a single branch with one fruit, Brandy has created a lei out of woven branches, mirrored yet reversed, entangled but separate. Ā hua ā pane, is traditionally said after a riddle is told. A pun on the name when spoken, Huaʻāpane is our visual riddle.
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.