We collaborated with painter Christian Enns in creating this Aloha shirt. Christian lives on the Big Island in Puako, which is one of the prettiest beachfront communities in Hawaii. The coconut palms featured in this print grow on the oceanfront just down the road from Christian’s house.
Christian came from a family of artists. Growing up in Santa Barbara, California, his dream was to become a professional artist. Over the past 30 years, Christian has created fine art oil paintings for patrons around the world.
Christian graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Laguna College of Art and Design in California and has studied art in over thirty countries around the world. He transforms his experiences into his work through shifting and exaggerating colors, creating a visual excitement that is reflective of eternity–the mysteries of life and nature unfolded. Currently living seaside in Puako on the Big Island of Hawaii, he enjoys quality time in his studio, spending time with the woman of his dreams, surfing, sculpting, fishing, creating short films, and studying classical art.
Inspired by Hawai‘i Island–home to a true American original, thepaniolo or Hawaiian cowboy–Western Aloha embodies the island’s authentic mix of outdoor, western and Hawaiian cultures. Founded by owner Paul Sullivan, Western Aloha celebrates the Hawai‘i lifestyle, combining the performance of western shirts with the spirit of aloha. The brand designs “everywhere-able” clothing and gear inspired by and made on the Orchid Isle.From beach to bar, sea to snow, and Waimea to Waikīkī, you can happily wear Western Aloha with its relaxed look that pushes the edge. The company’s story is about connecting one of the most culturally and geographically diverse regions on earth to anyone who enjoys living or desires to embody the aloha lifestyle. Succeeding with style and grace, this unique brand helps you stay true to the aloha spirit while living your dreams. No matter where you reside, bring the Big Island home with #WesternAloha.