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MANAOLA Pops Up in Waikoloa This Weekend

March 10, 2017, 9:40 AM HST
* Updated March 10, 9:46 AM
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MANAOLA Hawai‘i’s MANAOLA lifestyle brand will bring its line of culture-conscious clothing to Waikoloa this weekend, March 10 and 11, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the front entrance of Hilton Waikoloa Village, in conjunction with the Moku O Keawe Hula Festival.

Residents and visitors will also get to shop MANAOLA on Hawai’i Island in a special pop-up shop before the Merrie Monarch Festival, which is scheduled for April 16 through 22.

Inspired by his cultural upbringing as a native Hawaiian hula practitioner, Hilo-born designer Manaola Yap translates Hawaiian spirituality and Hawai‘i’s natural beauty into prints that embody patterns found in nature.

His couture Kōlani line and ready-to-wear Live Aloha collection were among the highlights of 2016’s Honolulu Fashion Week.

The event is free and open to public. Festival tickets are not needed to shop at the marketplace.

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About MANAOLA

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MANAOLA’s mission is to create fashion and lifestyle products that empower the wearer through the cultural traditions, values and artistry of Hawai‘i. Through innovation and tradition, designer Manaola Yap honors his namesake, which translates to “life force” in Hawaiian, by mixing ancient wisdom and contemporary expression to enrich the modern lifestyle.

MANAOLA furthers its goals and promise to native empowerment by ensuring authentic, quality innovations and seeking kuleana-based partnerships to nurture the local community, and indigenous artistry.

For more information about MANAOLA or to shop online, visit www.manaolahawaii.com.

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