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David Shepard Hawaii

Teal Kūpala Midi Dress

Teal Kūpala Midi Dress

Regular price $170.00 USD
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PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

Midi dress with bell sleeves and V-neck, string tie in the back. Comes with a long matching fabric tie for optional use at the waist. Limited quantity print. Hand drawn fabric print illustrations. Designed, cut, and sewn in Hawai‘i on imported fabric.

Made with draping 100% Tencel. Tencel is a fiber that is intended as a silk substitute derived from wood pulp. It a natural fabric in the same family as Modal that is more breathable than cotton. It is a luxury eco-fabric, made in a closed loop cycle from sustainably grown wood, often eucalyptus. No plastic, polyester, or cotton used here; instead, enjoy this all natural sustainable wood pulp fiber with a luxurious silk texture. Machine wash and dry on a gentle setting.

*Model is wearing a S

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THE STORY BEHIND THE HAND-DRAWN DESIGN

Kūpala (Sicyos pachycarpus) is a gourd vine endemic (meaning found nowhere else) to the Hawaiian Islands. It grows in dry leeward areas across the islands, including on Kaho‘olawe. This fleshy vine grows exuberantly during the winter rainy Makahiki season and all but disappears during the dry season. It comes and goes with the rain. From a distance it appears to sweep across the dry rocky landscape, tying everything together. Close inspection reveals delicate white flowers, luminous tendrils, and multifaceted seed structures that suggest an ethereal artistry.

This hand drawn print focuses on how sometimes it’s the small things that can make the biggest impact.

-David Shepard