This Ululani dress features our Ulupono design in Black and Steel/Titanium.
The breadfruit has always captured my attention. One of the meanings of its Hawaiian name, Ulu, means to inspire, to grow. In this rendition of a favorite plant, I wanted the design to be successful, to thrive in its application. The word ulupono means all of this.
Running from the Wailuku river all the way to Lanakila Housing, just past ʻĪpuka Street, Ululani is another street in the Hilo area that sometimes goes off the map before reappearing elsewhere in town. Glancing at the homes, apartments and even businesses that are located on this street, you will understand the importance! Some of the oldest framed buildings in Hilo stand on the block between Waiānuenue Avenue and Wailuku Street. It was called Pleasant Street before being re-named. This name was chosen for our first Hilo One style as it is all about celebrating! This party dress is cool, short and sweet. The highlight of this dress is about framing the upper body. This sleeveless "yoke" frames the neck and shoulders, and of course the party face. The decorative placket is sewn down, hinting to fun and style.