It’s been a LONG, long time. I’ve been busy.
Being a fashion designer is like taking a breathe, a long single ever lasting breathe each day and filling it will everything that you need to exist. Not just air, but everything that you can dream, everything that you can create… and do create. The problem is that in order to exist in this world as a designer you have to create outside of the lines to be fulfilled and inside the lines to create a name, to pay your bills, and to build a resume. The outside and the inside fight one another.
I’ve been getting a lot of questions about ONIKAI lately, what am I doing, what are my next projects, when am I showing for fashion week, where’s my line etc. Designing in the corprate world takes more than 100% effort, because when you fight to be good, you push to win, and in turn ONIKAI has been put on pause. Not a stop or a slow diving non existence LOL but just a pause. You have to climb to the top before you can sky dive and I have things I need to accomplish before I find THE way that I want to approach ONIKAI. However, I am still selling tees, doing custom design and many other things on the side, remaining the creative designer that I will always be. Just wanted to keep everyone updated. Thank you for the continued support & love, keep a look out for more updates. Things are moving and changing, and sooner than later they will be shaking. XOXO Poni*
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ONIKAI likes to support its fellow Los Angeles indie creatives and as such we want to share some recent press from the March issue of Lemonade Magazine! (yes March we’ve been busy! he-he) Lemonade is known around LA as the 1 cent zine and features local up and coming designers, artists, creatives and musicians. Check out the issue here!
“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.”
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: http://www.rawartists.org/hollywood/menagerie 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.