A proud throwback to last week, when MANAOLA (formerly MANAOLA at Hula Lehua) took home Ala Moana Center’s “Highest Percentage Sales Increase” award in the category of General Merchandise for the third consecutive year in a row! We are humbled, grateful and so honored to be able to bring our culture conscious fashion and movement to you all at our beautiful store. Mahalo piha to our incredible, hardworking staff and the phenomenal customers who share their aloha with us each day and make this ʻohana so special!
Peʻahi • Proud The Peʻahi Niu is a primitive print honoring the crescent-shaped fans reserved for Hawaiian royalty. Made of intricately woven coconut and pandanus leaves, these fans are often depicted in lithographs by high-ranking monarchs for both practical and ornamental use. Denoted by the sophisticated twisting and braiding of leaves and fibers such as human hair, Peʻahi Niu showcased the finest weaving skills of Hawaiian artisans. These native artifacts are highly revered for their royal association and preserved in the likes of Hawai'i's Bishop Museum as well as a special collection in the British Museum. The crescent shape of these woven fans are recognized as a icon in various Polynesian cultures and often represented in native tattooing throughout Hawaiʻi, New Zealand, Samoa and throughout the South Pacific. Within these cultures, tattoos inked the genealogy and life experiences of the individual upon the skin, thus the Peʻahi Niu was utilized as a mark of distinction for high ranking chiefs to wear this symbol with pride. MANAOLA pays homage to these heirlooms and the many cultures who share in this profound respect for this ethnographic print. Availability: Kāne Aloha Shirt available now at MANAOLA in the Ala Moana Center (808) 944-8011. Models: Patrick Mullen Photography: Dallas Nagata White
Culture • Coordinated Availability: Kāne Longsleeve Aloha Shirt & Wāhine Hiluhilu Top available now at MANAOLA in the Ala Moana Center (808) 944-8011. Models: Alaana Seno & Patrick Mullen Photography: Dallas Nagata White
As a fashion label rooted in indigenous artistry, we are life-long students constantly in search of knowledge and beauty, often passed down to us through generations of cultural practitioners. For this reason, we cherish the opportunity to learn and are humbled to honor our new partnership with @na_mea_hawaii to bring ʻike Hawaiʻi to MANAOLA in the form of written word. Join us this evening at 6:30pm as we showcase our new collection of curated books with light pūpū and a heartfelt book reading at MANAOLA in the Ala Moana Center. Availability: Rayon Pareo available now at MANAOLA in the Ala Moana Center (808) 944-8011. Models: Alaana Seno Photography: Dallas Nagata White
Mahalo nui to all who joined us last night in celebration of Chinese New Year as well as @wahngailiondancehawaii for the incredible Chinese Lion Dance blessing! From our ʻohana to yours...Kung Hei Fat Choy!
KUNG HEI FAT CHOY We continue to be humbled each year as family, friends and customers gather with us each Chinese New Year in celebration of @designermanaola’s amazing family traditions and to bless MANAOLA. Our success is measured by the depth of aloha shared between our ʻohana and the community as we celebrate indigenous cultures. We are so thrilled to be able to honor the traditions of the Lim & Yap ʻohana in both their Hawaiian and Chinese cultures and to share them with our extended ʻohana.
Mahalo nui to Ian Cablay and the incredible @wahngailiondancehawaii dancers for blessing MANAOLA with an amazing performance last night to celebrate Chinese New Year with wonderful family, friends and customers!
KUNG HEI FAT CHOY As the patriarch of the Yap ʻohana, Edward Yap has nurtured his family’s love of cultural artistry through music and hula, as well as Chinese arts. For over 27 years he has taught Manaola, Asialynn and many local keiki the art of kung fu and Chinese Lion Dancing through the Big Island Shaoli Arts school. He shares the importance of celebrating these heartfelt traditions with the MANAOLA ʻohana and our local community: “We are a very close family and sharing our cultural traditions connects us to our extended ohana. We enjoy celebrating the customs of both our Hawaiian and Chinese ancestors and practicing those traditions. Our sincere love for friendship and ʻohana inspires us to share with others what we truly enjoy as a family and what makes us proud of our heritage.” Photo by Joey Palupe ——————— Join us tonight at MANAOLA in the Ala Moana Center as we celebrate Chinese New Year with food and festivities from 6pm-8pm!
KUNG HEI FAT CHOY As the patriarch of the Yap ʻohana, Edward Yap has nurtured his family’s love of cultural artistry through music and hula, as well as Chinese arts. For over 27 years he has taught Manaola, Asialynn and many local keiki the art of kung fu and Chinese Lion Dancing through the Big Island Shaoli Arts school. He shares with MANAOLA how their ʻohana rings in the first day of the Lunar New Year: “For our family, it begins with Lion Dancing and visiting Chinatown to watch other clubs perform. We love to offer the lions a puzzle to solve or perhaps to roll a lucky orange for them to play with. In Kohala, it is our family tradition to visit the Tong Wo Temple for the blessing of the temple deities for good fortune. The Tong Wo Temple was the first Chinese temple in the Hawaiian Kingdom and was the hub for the first Chinese families immigrating to Hawaiʻi island.” Photo by Anna Pacheco ——————— Join us tomorrow at MANAOLA in the Ala Moana Center as we celebrate Chinese New Year with food and festivities from 6pm-8pm!
As the patriarch of the Yap ʻohana, Edward Yap has nurtured his family’s love of cultural artistry through music and hula, as well as Chinese arts. For over 27 years he has taught Manaola, Asialynn and many local keiki the art of kung fu and Chinese Lion Dancing through the Big Island Shaoli Arts school. He shares with MANAOLA how to prepare for tomorrow as the first day of the Lunar New Year before our Chinese New Year celebration at the Ala Moana Center: “Preparing for the New Year Festival starts by settling old debts before the new year begins and making sure your home is clean to begin the year with a fresh start. Your home should be decorated in red as it is the color of “chi” or life energy. It also includes the wearing of new clothes on the first day of the Lunar Year which will be February 16th this year. It is customary to wear new clothes on the first day of the Lunar Year (February 16, 2018) and to eat “jai” a vegetarian dish known as “monks food” on the second day.” Photo by Anna Pacheco
Mahalo nui @fluxhawaii for this breathtaking video capturing the remarkable impact and influence culture has had on @designermanaola in hula, fashion, family and love. Click the link in bio to watch the full length video! ・・・ Carrington Manaola Yap taps his cultural heritage and his romantic life for his successful #hawaiian clothing line MANAOLA. Lauded for his culture-conscious clothing, he considers his fashion brand a contemporary contribution to his family legacy, which is rich in artistry. ⠀ "Design in Motion" by @nellamediagroup, lead producer @gerardelmore, and lead editor @kylekosaki with MANAOLA provided footage by Vision Horse Media and Oxford Fashion Studio. #manaola#manaola#cultureconsciousclothing#manaolamovement#hawaiifashion#hawaiianfashion#influx
Tune in tomorrow night on digital channel 1012 at 7:30pm for an unforgettable episode of Cooking Hawaiian Style with kumu hula Nani Lim Yap and Lanai Tabura sharing stories and some of her family’s favorite recipes! #repost from @lanai ・・・ @cookinghawaiianstyle presented by @kualoaranch this week Nani Lim Yapp joins us in the kitchen w a new episode Mon 7:30pm on @oc16tv mainland, Dubai, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Manila, check your local listings for times and stations. @lifestylenetworktv @myxtv @oc16tv @fnxtv @rokuplayer @_cox_cable_ #itsahawaiithing#cooking#food#cookinghawaiianstyle#hawaii#hawaiilife