Kolowalu Dress Spring T'ien Chu

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This Kolowalu dress features our T'ien Chu design in Spring, Seafoam, and White.

The translation, Heavenly Bamboo, is Kuhaʻo's Chinese name.  Creating a fabric design for this plant was always in mind – the process just never arrived sooner!  With the Taishoji Taiko drummers requesting a design for their uniforms, I thought it would be an opportune time to create this for Kuhaʻo and at the same time offer the community this design.

Our shirtdress is a style that might answer the question, “if the aloha shirt is for the men, what would be for the wahine?” 

Here we offer our latest kaila:  Kolowalu.  Sharp, simple, and office ready, our shirtdress reveals its origins from the guy`s pullover shirts.  But the feminine attributes of back darts, the soft stand-up collar, and half-sleeve with a roll-up cuff, definitely makes a tailored statement.

Kolowalu is an ʻili on the eastern side at the back of Mānoa Valley.  A name somewhat forgotten as “Woodlawn” has totally eliminated its use.

Collections: Dresses, Women

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33-35 in 

85-89 cm 

36-38 in

97-97 cm 

39-41 in

99-104 cm 

42-44 in

107-112 cm 

45-47 in

114-119 cm 

49-51 in

124-130 cm 

52-55 in

132-140 cm 

Women  XXS  XS  S  M  L  XL  2XL  3XL

34.5 in

88 cm 

35.5 in

90 cm 

36.5 in

93 cm

38 in

97 cm 

39 in

99 cm 

40.5 in

103 cm

42.5 in

108 cm 

44.5 in

113 cm 


26.5 in

67 cm 

27.5 in 

70 cm 

28.5 in

72 cm 

30 in

76 cm 

31 in

79 cm 

32.5 in

83 cm 

34.5 in

88 cm 

36.5 in

93 cm 


39 in

99 cm 

40 in

102 cm 

41 in

104 cm 

42 in

107 cm 

43 in

109 cm 

44.5 in

113 cm 

46 in

117 cm 

48 in

122 cm