MANAOLA Returns to Wailuku, Sept. 22–24
Hawaiian fashion designer Manaola Yap will host a pop-up boutique Friday through Sunday, Sept. 22 through 24, at 2010 Main St. in Wailuku.
Manaola is home after his historic journey to New York Fashion Week 2017. This weekend, shoppers will have the opportunity to purchase his new fall releases, brand new men’s aloha shirts, new women’s releases, lifestyle canvas accessories, and more.
Yap was the first Native Hawaiian designer to present authentic Hawaiian culture at New York Fashion Week on Sept. 8, 2017, in an exclusive runway show. Celebrated among Hawai‘i’s next generation of designers, Yap is lending a new voice as a storyteller, cultural practitioner and luxury fashion designer.
Yap hand-carves original prints onto bamboo which are inspired by repetitious patterns found in nature he deems “sacred geometry” to adorn the body. Through the lens of hula, Yap brings purpose into fashion with prints intended for healing, strength and abundance, to name a few, and represents the innate Hawaiian values that nurtured his creative expressions.
MANAOLA Wailuku Pop Up Boutique Hours:
Friday, Sept. 22, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 23, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 24, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
For more information about MANAOLA or to shop online, click here.