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Celebrate Muʻumuʻu Month in style with the Daughters of Hawaiʻi

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January is Muʻumuʻu Month, and the Daughters of Hawaiʻi are offering a chance for you to celebrate in style. Their event "Muʻu at the Museum" will showcase the rich collections of a few lifelong collectors, as well as provide a chance to talk with famed muʻumuʻu designers.

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Attendees are encouraged to wear their own muʻu, and there’s even a contest for best dressed in three categories: elegant, vintage, and avant garde. The Daughters of Hawaiʻi are picking up on a wellspring of contemporary interest in muʻu.

The Conversation spoke with event chair Alexa Zen about what new life is ahead for this beloved and historic garment.

“Muʻu at the Museum” is on Jan. 15 at the Queen Emma Summer Palace, or Hānaiakamalama, on Oʻahu. Big Island residents can see the showcase on Jan. 22 at Huliheʻe Palace in Kailua-Kona. Click here for more information.

This interview aired on The Conversation on Jan. 4, 2022. The Conversation airs weekdays at 11 a.m. on HPR-1.

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