This Kaʻalāiki Dress features our ʻŌlapa Ka Uila design on Limestone fabric with White ink.
The opening words to ‘Kāneʻohe’ were written to celebrate electricity at Kāneʻohe. Just as lightning from a storm, the sudden appearance of the lights in the district was definitely something to commemorate. While gathering ʻōlapa, one’s mind often begins to sing the popular song. Hence the choice of the name. The lei hīpu'u was unique, featuring knots connecting leaves together. The lei 'olapa is prized by the recipient who knows that the leaves were gathered in the uplands and the patience that was necessary to complete each knot!
Kaʻū is the largest and southernmost district on the island of Hawaiʻi. The ahupuaʻa of Kaʻalāiki have several puʻu, attracting water to the area. ʻĪmakakāloa, a heiau dedcated to hula, is located there and has views of Honuʻapo to Halemaʻumaʻu.
This Kaʻalāiki, sleeveless and at-knee-length dress, is tailored for daily life in paradise!
Just as our men have their “Aloha Shirts”, the Kaʻalāiki our “Aloha Dress” will suit a Monday through Thursday schedule and then for Aloha Fridays.
In other words, this is the 24/7 piece! Live it up! We are in paradise!
100% Cotton Model is wearing size S.