Category Archives: Music

ONIKAI goes ballerina for Christian Rich.


Remember the behind the scenes post a while back where we were making ballerina costumes for Christian Rich??  Well the music video (produced, conceptualized & directed by WENDEL) is finally out! Check it out and peep our ballerina costumes… the white is my favorite!

“Runaways” the ONIKAI Fashion Film.

“Runaways” the ONIKAI Look Book Fashion Film is finally online!

From the designer about Runaways: “In the film the main character is being chased by her dark self and she comes to realize in the end that this dream land that her mischievous side is existing in is really reality.  It is this idea that we can not really hide from those dark parts of our selves, and I really think this idea is translated into the collection.”    
“…you can call Runaways a look book, a fashion film, a story… what ever you want to call it.  The film does not highlight the collection as a whole, but some of my favorite key pieces that helped tell the story of Runaways and vice versa, it gives the emotion and idea behind the line.”  
“This is why I love fashion so much it can not be contained in a box, it can not be cornered or limited to one idea… it is what ever us designers want it to be.”

Kanye does Run-waye.

Kanye West debuts his runway collection in Paris… and well… I am pleasantly surprised.  It’s not that I didn’t think Kanye could actually conceptualize a good collection, but more so that it wouldn’t be cohesive.  The collective in total in very cohesive, has good texture, fits into trend and has some unexpected elements such as whip like belts and matching belted up boots.  I do however feel as if I have seen this collection before, the sort of ode to a female modern day warrior… while it is imaginative and strong I would say that it is not original, and a lot of the pieces look like they could fit right into Kim Kardashian’s closet or perhaps on sale at Barney’s. (seeing as most people don’t have the desire or funds to spend 3k on a fur top nowa days lol) In total I’d say… I’m interested to see what he dreams up for NEXT season.

To see more looks…

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ONIKAI showcasing at RAWartist HOLLYwood!

ONIKAI is showcasing their fashion film and 2012 line at the next RAW artist event in Hollywood on April 14th! When you purchase tickets here: make sure to select ONIKAI as the artist that you are supporting 😉

RAW events are multi-faceted artistic showcases. Each event features a film screening, musical performance, fashion show, art gallery, performance art and a featured hairstylist and makeup artist. These artists are all local, hand-picked talent who have been chosen to feature at RAW.

RAW educates, connects and exposes emerging artists in 22 artistic communities nationwide through monthly showcase events.

Behind the Scenes: ONIKAI makes costumes for Christianrich!

at the ballet studio watching the dancers practice. fitting the skirts before sewing.
blurry photo. messing around at the ballet studio.
scissors & chiffon.
finished costumes.

Last week ONIKAI was asked to make the ballerina costumes for a music video!  This isn’t the norm of what I do because I don’t usually have the time but I love doing things like this!  It was a rushed project but that was all part of the excitement; I was squeezing it in between another project and my look book film shoot… BUT I am so glad I did it because the final outcome was amazing.  Wait until you see this CHRISTIANRICH music video, it’s epic!  Being release in 2012. More updates to come. xo ONIKAI.