Uniqlo celebrated the soft opening of its permanent Ewa Wing store at Ala Moana Center Friday.

Only the top floor is open and accessible on Level 3. The store’s lower floor, with entry on Level 2, will open when the store is fully complete.

To celebrate, Uniqlo launched a new line of aloha wear exclusive to Hawaii, with shirts and dresses for men, women, and children. All are easy, no-iron styles made from 100-percent rayon for an easy drape and smooth feel.

“These are items that are only exclusive here, not even in the mainland,” said store manager Andrew Soong.

The fabric patterns draw from Hawaii’s history and tradition. For example, early Japanese immigrants tailored their traditional yukata robes into shirts that would be suitable for farm work, so Uniqlo incorporated Japanese patterns, Kamon symbols, and good luck motifs such as bamboo, plum, cherry blossoms into its new line. There is also a Hawaii palm motif to reflect island lifestyle and culture.

Uniqlo had been operating a small, temporary pop-up store at the center since June.