Street Style: 2017 Merrie Monarch Festival

The freshest looks from Hilo, shot by photographer Dino Morrow.
merrie monarch festival street style

When it’s in full swing, the Merrie Monarch Festival brings out more than just the best in hula. Off the stage, attendees put on a quite a show of their own in stylish clothing, headwear and accessories. Floral prints, intricate lei and a bold affinity for color found their way onto the crowd this year, mixing and matching fashion markers idenitifiably Hawaii.

Hawaii Island photographer Dino Morrow snapped some of the best style moments around Edith Kanakaole Stadium throughout the week of the festival.

Floral dress, shawl and handbag.


Bright scarf, artful umbrella.


Vivid island print and necklaces.


Six to twelve-strand shell leis.


Monochromatic outfit, sleeve and leg tattoos.


Matching dress and lei poʻo (head lei)


Warm prints, gold bracelets and papale lauhala.


A mustard hat.


All about the accessories (and a fashion-forward cane).


Rich red and earth tones.


Bright, eye-catching lei.


Mahiole T-shirt.


Color clashing.


Graphic pants.


Lovely lei poʻo and vintage inspired dress.


Authentic Hawaiian prints.


Floral ruffles.


Sculptural and off-the-shoulder, statement bag.


Understated aloha-wear and sneakers.


Striking tattoo, shirt and necklace.


Head-to-toe metallic bronze and pink.


Long dress, updo and designer bag.


Ocean-inspired print, accessories, shaka.


Colorful muʻumuʻu and lei poʻo.


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