This Pullover Aloha Shirt features our Hōʻinana print on Cinnamon fabric with Terra Cotta and Mahogany ink.
The students of Kanu O Ka ʻĀina Charter School in Waimea asked for a design for their graduating class of 2018. After our meeting, I realized they were a class of strong individuals who would not let their circumstances stop them from achieving and being the best they could be.
Summer days are the sweetest. They taste like cold lychee and fresh mango. They feel like ehukai and cold fresh ponds. Summer nights are filled with stars; like pupu lined up ready to be strung into a lei, the stars align to make constellations. Just as the lehua blossoms are bright highlights of the 'ohi'a, so are the stars of the summer skies. Brandy-Alia has mapped out our lehua stars, creating a skyful of possible connections. Na Huihui, the constellations, are the memories and connections we make through summer that last us a lifetime.
Inspired by the ivy-league shirts of the early 1900s, the fabric designs are pure Hawai‘i, and the look is pleasingly fresh. The Buttondown is an open front, tapered shirt with a full length placket, while The Pullover features a half placket and is designed slightly wider to allow over-the-head dressing with ease. Coconut buttons are featured on the stand-up, button-down collar and on the front placket. Tuck it in or leave it out over the trousers for a more casual look. Either way, it's the perfect touch of crisp aloha!
100% Cotton, Studio Model wearing size M.