This Mohalu Dress features our Lei Lokelau design on Moss fabric with White and Espresso ink.
The sight of Uncle George Naope at the Merrie Monarch Festival was always a treat. He dressed in the most wonderful manner, befitting the icon that he was! In addition to his jewelry and his colorful attire, he always wore lei as many were made especially for him. The lokelau was exceptional because it was always a double lei and longer than most others. The smell was distinct: peppery and green. Every year, the same person would make Uncle this special lei. For me, each time I see a lei lokelau, I think of Uncle George. This design of the green rose - and the lyrics of the mele composed to honor it - celebrates my memories of Uncle George and his special lei.
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% Rayon. Model is wearing size XXS.