This Chambray Kēwai Dress features our ʻIeʻie Pareu design on Indigo fabric with Prairie Sky ink.
The 'ie'ie plant grows in the uplands and is often placed on the hula altar because it is kinolau, a vegetable form of Laka, Hawaiian goddess of the dance. The aerial roots were woven into various baskets, including traps for mountain fish and shrimp. For this pareu design, I focused on the pua rather than the plant over all, as I did with the aloha shirt design of the 'ie'ie.
One of the winds known to the Hilo area is Kēwai. Figuratively it refers to the rain that accompanies the winds as it blesses our homelands.
The Kēwai Dress is meant for easy, comfort wear. Slip it on for lounging or the quick run to the market for Haagen Dazs. Sleeveless and quite slim, this run of dresses are cut from 100% cotton chambray. Lightweight fabric made to look sassy and ready for the call.
100% Chambray. Studio model is 5'5" wearing XS