Ola Kanilehua! Kaʻalāiki Dress

This Kaʻalāʻiki Dress features our Ola Kanilehua! design on Ocean fabric with Celadon and White ink.

 

This updated print features the original “Ka Ua Kani Lehua” art drawn 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” refers to our Hilo rain and that unique sound it makes while falling on lehua blossoms in a forest of ʻōhiʻa.  To celebrate their comeback and great win at the 2016 Merrie Monarch Festival, a new layout was created by one of our designers, a long time Hālau O Ka Ua Kani Lehua dancer, Brandy-Alia Serikaku.  Ola Ka Ua Kani Lehua! This iconic print comes back to life!

 

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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