Manaola pop-up brings high fashion to the Big Island

  • Manaola Yap, designer and founder of Manaola, poses for a photo at Manaola's lively and interactive pop-up in celebration of the 59th annual Merrie Monarch Festival. (Courtesy photo/Special to West Hawaii Today)

  • The beloved Hawaiian fashion label, Manaola returned to Hilo for a lively and interactive pop-up in celebration of the 59th annual Merrie Monarch Festival. (Courtesy photo/Special to West Hawaii Today)

  • The beloved Hawaiian fashion label, Manaola returned to Hilo for a lively and interactive pop-up in celebration of the 59th annual Merrie Monarch Festival. (Courtesy photo/Special to West Hawaii Today)

  • The beloved Hawaiian fashion label, Manaola returned to Hilo for a lively and interactive pop-up in celebration of the 59th annual Merrie Monarch Festival. (Courtesy photo/Special to West Hawaii Today)

  • The beloved Hawaiian fashion label, Manaola returned to Hilo for a lively and interactive pop-up in celebration of the 59th annual Merrie Monarch Festival. (Courtesy photo/Special to West Hawaii Today)

  • The beloved Hawaiian fashion label, Manaola returned to Hilo for a lively and interactive pop-up in celebration of the 59th annual Merrie Monarch Festival. (Courtesy photo/Special to West Hawaii Today)

Behind opaque glass doors imprinted with the triangular Mauna pattern, there is the muffled sound of singing and a strumming ukulele. Inside these doors lies an explosion of color, texture, and more notably the Hawaiian spirit.