Mōhalu Shell Dress Espresso Ola Kanilehua

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This Mōhalu dress features our Ola Kanilehua design in Limelight and School Bus.

Ola Kanilehua:  This new print features the original Ka Ua Kani Lehua art done by Sig for Hilo Kumu Hula Johnny Lum Ho and his Hālau O Ka Ua Kani Lehua in the 80s. The name Ka Ua Kani Lehua speaks of our Hilo rain and that unique sound falling on the lehua blossoms in a forest of ʻōhiʻa.To celebrate their comeback and great win at the 2016 Merrie Monarch Festival, a new layout and fabric was created by one of our designers and a long time Ka Ua Kani Lehua dancer, Brandy-Alia Serikaku.  Ola Ka Ua Kani Lehua! This iconic print comes back to life!

Taking us back to our early styles, we reintroduce the simplicity of a “shell dress.”  Back in ’85 when we opened our doors, we introduced the Shell Dress as a slip over when we had to go to the store.  Not wanting anything too fancy, we thought the large panels would be best for our images.

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!  Available in sizes XXS - 2XL in machine-washable 55% Linen, 45% Rayon fabric.


Collections: Dresses, Women


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