Ululani Dress Black Ulukau

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This Ululani dress features our Ulukau design in Black and White.

The name Ulukau means placed inspiration. "It is the unplanned acquisition of prophetic and interpretive powers without visible possession of a god," na Mary Kawena Pukui.  Sometimes, during the actual process of creation, I often lose myself to the blade.  The cutting of rubylith demands a focus - it takes me places.  I don't know how the image was created because I could not have done it on my own; I know there was another hand guiding the blade.

Ulu means to inspire, to grow, to build.  The exercise to create is a joy!  Rather than following a plan, allow the naʻau to direct!  The piko and the naʻau are connections to our ancestors and through them, we are guided by our forefathers.  While cutting this design, I found myself immersed in the interpretation.  The symbols are metaphors of thought.  Each represents a story that has been told, and through this design, from the naʻau. 

Running from the Wailuku river all the way to Lanakila Housing, just past ʻĪpuka Street, Ululani is another street in the Hilo area that sometimes goes off the map before reappearing elsewhere in town.  Glancing at the homes, apartments and even businesses that are located on this street, you will understand the importance!  Some of the oldest framed buildings in Hilo stand on the block between Waiānuenue Avenue and Wailuku Street.  It was called Pleasant Street before being re-named.  This name was chosen for our first Hilo One style as it is all about celebrating!  This party dress is cool, short and sweet.  The highlight of this dress is about framing the upper body.  This sleeveless "yoke" frames the neck and shoulders, and of course the party face.  The decorative placket is sewn down, hinting to fun and style.  Wear it alone or over fitted jeans, and with the highest heels you have....

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Size Chart
Men XS S M L XL 2XL 3XL
Chest  

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
Bust

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 

Waist

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 

Hip

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