SUMMER 2014 “PERCEPTION” DELIVERY 2 (FIFTH RELEASE)

Friday, September 5th, 2014 by

Releasing in-store, online, and at select stockists this Saturday, September 6th, 2014.

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Aloha kākou!

We present to you the fifth release of our Summer 2014 “Perception” Delivery 2 collection. Utilizing the same three patterns from Delivery 1 (Maiʻa, Vanquish, and Kālā Pepa) in bolder, darker colors, we continue to explore the perception of Hawaii from the outside looking in as well as the inside looking out.

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SUMMER 2014 “PERCEPTION” DELIVERY 2 (FOURTH RELEASE)

Thursday, August 28th, 2014 by

Releasing in-store, online, and at select stockists this Saturday, August 30th, 2014.

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Aloha kākou!

We present to you the fourth release of our Summer 2014 “Perception” Delivery 2 collection. Utilizing the same three patterns from Delivery 1 (Maiʻa, Vanquish, and Kālā Pepa) in bolder, darker colors, we continue to explore the perception of Hawaii from the outside looking in as well as the inside looking out.

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SUMMER 2014 “PERCEPTION” DELIVERY 2 (SECOND RELEASE)

Thursday, August 14th, 2014 by

Releasing in-store, online, and at select stockists this Saturday, August 16th, 2014.

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Aloha kākou!

We present to you the second release of our Summer 2014 “Perception” Delivery 2 collection. Utilizing the same three patterns from Delivery 1 (Maiʻa, Vanquish, and Kālā Pepa) in bolder, darker colors, we continue to explore the perception of Hawaii from the outside looking in as well as the inside looking out.

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SUMMER 2014 “PERCEPTION” DELIVERY 2 (FIRST RELEASE)

Friday, August 8th, 2014 by

Releasing in-store, online, and at select stockists this Saturday, August 9th, 2014.

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Aloha kākou!

We are proud to present to you the first release of our Summer 2014 “Perception” Delivery 2 collection. Utilizing the same three patterns from Delivery 1 (Maiʻa, Vanquish, and Kālā Pepa) in bolder, darker colors, we continue to explore the perception of Hawaii from the outside looking in as well as the inside looking out.

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SUMMER 2014 “PERCEPTION” DELIVERY 2 LOOK BOOK

Thursday, August 7th, 2014 by

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We continue our exploration of “Perception” in Hawaii with our Summer 2014 Delivery 2 Collection. Working off the three patterns we introduced in Delivery 1, we transition into darker imagery through the use of bolder, deeper colors.

Like our Delivery 1 Collection, our Delivery 2 Collection takes it back to the early to mid-1900’s, from the annexation of Hawaii to our admittance into statehood and beyond. The overall theme is “Perception,” and with that we focus on the tourism boom in Hawaii and the perception of outsiders looking in vs. the insiders looking out. The hula shows, tiki bars, wahine in grass skirts, and everything in between — there was a grand perception of Hawaii that wasn’t necessarily matched from the inside.

The entire Summer collection (Delivery 1 and 2) revolves around three patterns: Maiʻa, Vanquish, and Kala Pepa, with all three relating to either an outside perception or inside perception of Hawaii during this time period.

MAIʻA
A bold floral pattern that embodies the look of the classic aloha shirts found at Dukeʻs Lane, the popular open market spot where tourists would go to find loud and cheap aloha shirts. It acts as a representation of the outside perception of Hawaii in the mid 1900’s, being a bright and colorful tourist attraction.

VANQUISH
This pattern is an amalgamation of Hawaiʻi’s lost native birds. All the extinct birds seen on this pattern have been vanquished due to invasive plants and animals after foreign assimilation. Beautiful birds like the ʻiʻo, ʻiʻiwi, ʻelepaio, palila, and ʻakohekohe, just to name a few, all suffered this fate. From an inside perspective, Hawaiians see the ruins of a once thriving ecosystem.

KĀLĀ PEPA
A collage of early Hawaiian bank notes that used to be in circulation. “Kālā pepa” refers to the brief history of the Hawaiian currency and how it represents not only the transition from the barter system but how a rich and prolific culture succumbed to the imperialistic mentality that dominated the times. In Delivery 2, we focus on darker “blood money” imagery for this concept.

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SUMMER 2014 “PERCEPTION” DELIVERY 1 (FINAL RELEASE)

Thursday, July 17th, 2014 by

Releasing in-store, online, and at select stockists this Saturday, July 19th, 2014.

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Aloha kākou!

We proudly present to you the final release of our Summer 2014 “Perception” Delivery 1 collection. With three new patterns (Maiʻa, Vanquish, and Kālā Pepa) as our foundation, we explore the perception of Hawaii from the outside looking in as well as the inside looking out.

We’d like to send out a big MAHALO to everyone that supported our Summer 2014 Delivery 1 Collection, wether it be from our brick and mortar shop, our online shop, or one of our many great stockists. We will see you all soon for our Summer 2014 Delivery 2 Collection!

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SUMMER 2014 “PERCEPTION” DELIVERY 1 (FIFTH RELEASE)

Thursday, July 10th, 2014 by

Releasing in-store, online, and at select stockists this Saturday, July 12th, 2014.

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Aloha kākou!

We present to you the fifth release of our Summer 2014 “Perception” Delivery 1 collection. With three new patterns (Maiʻa, Vanquish, and Kālā Pepa) as our foundation, we explore the perception of Hawaii from the outside looking in as well as the inside looking out.

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SUMMER 2014 “PERCEPTION” DELIVERY 1 (FOURTH RELEASE)

Thursday, July 3rd, 2014 by

Releasing in-store, online, and at select stockists this Saturday, July 5th, 2014.

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Aloha kākou!

We present to you the fourth release of our Summer 2014 “Perception” Delivery 1 collection. With three new patterns (Maiʻa, Vanquish, and Kālā Pepa) as our foundation, we explore the perception of Hawaii from the outside looking in as well as the inside looking out.

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SUMMER 2014 “PERCEPTION” DELIVERY 1 (THIRD RELEASE)

Thursday, June 26th, 2014 by

Releasing in-store and online this Saturday, June 28th, 2014.

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Aloha kākou!

We present to you the third release of our Summer 2014 “Perception” Delivery 1 collection. With three new patterns (Maiʻa, Vanquish, and Kālā Pepa) as our foundation, we explore the perception of Hawaii from the outside looking in as well as the inside looking out.

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SUMMER 2014 “PERCEPTION” DELIVERY 1 (SECOND RELEASE)

Friday, June 20th, 2014 by

Releasing in-store and online this Saturday, June 21st, 2014.

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Aloha kākou!

We present to you the second release of our Summer 2014 “Perception” Delivery 1 collection. With three new patterns (Maiʻa, Vanquish, and Kālā Pepa) as our foundation, we explore the perception of Hawaii from the outside looking in as well as the inside looking out.

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