Espresso Ka Ua Kīkepa O Piʻihonua Kaʻalāiki Dress

This Kaʻalāʻiki Dress features our Ka Ua Kīkepa O Piʻihonua design on Espresso fabric with Ivory and Scone ink.

The ʻōhiʻa forests surrounding Hilo provide us with nurturing and nourishing inspiration. The ʻōhiʻa attract and call clouds from over the ocean to the uplands, and rains drench the forests with moisture. That rain trickles from lehua blossoms, down ʻōhiʻa trunks to the ground, and into our aquifers, providing us with the sweetest drinking water.  Streams and rivers take the fresh water back to the ocean, clouds re-form, and the daily cycle continues.

Lehua blossoms and the slanted Kīkepa rains of Piʻihonua provided inspiration for this two-color design. Piʻihonua, a large ahupuaʻa, runs from Hilo Bay, along Wailuku river, and up the slopes of Maunakea. 

Wai, Wailani, Waiua, Waikoʻolihilihi: The cycles of water continue!

 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! East button-up front, fitted bodice and a button-down collar, readies you for the Farmers Market, shopping at Ala Moana, or teaching your next class.

Just as our men have their “Aloha Shirts”, the Kaʻalāʻiki 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.

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