House of Malakai, the label was born in 2013, the project started out to create tailor made jewelry.
HOM, has quickly become one of the favorite fetish for performance and red carpet.
He, Malakai, is an artist and performer who was born artistically in Berlin, worked as a DJ and in Cirque Du Soleil, when he moved to San Francisco, founded HOM, now lives mainly in Bali, Indonesia.
His works are rooted in the underground scene of SF, a well-balanced set inspired by Neo-Paganism, tribal ritual and dance culture.
The brand was created as a vehicle to convey his Eclectic vision, which is quickly absorbed from the underground international cultures and beyond.
We have seen his creation on the face of many, including shows and performances from FKA Twigs to Beyoncé, to the brother Vieira Borges, Viktoria Modesta and Rihanna, is not only appreciated by the stars, but also has an international resonance between fashionists from London, Tokyo, New York, Paris and Seoul, where tribal ritual is appreciated and fashion is experimentation not just status expression.
There is a strong call for underground cultures like that of ancient Eastern philosophies and some African cultures.
It is certainly something that the fashion had not seen before, the film had already prepared the market for this kind of facial enhancement, but in fashion before him had not seen anything like that, after him, many have graced the faces only for shows but no one for everyday life, the gaze points away, to a future looking at the tribal past.
In the hands of this multimedia artist, cultures are mixed in a very natural way, we can safely define him as avant-garde.
He has collaborated with major brands for their shows and not only, like Manish Arora, Norisol Ferrari, Rick Owens, Joshua Reno of Majesty Black.
He said to vogue:
Among my inspirations are Gothic elements, death interpretations and punk rock, with a neo-romantic twist and bohemian. My ornaments were an art form with something extreme. At age 19 I started to perform with fire and then on stilts, I was involved in burlesque and dance art. Dear Californian friends have brought me to Bali, they love the island and they were already there. It is a place much loved by artists and free spirits like myself –
We hope soon to be able to witness one of his shows and or presentation, where we are certain to sink into a new-old esoteric rituals.