Malakai is a self taught, multi-disciplinary artist based in Bali, Indonesia. He has been creating bespoke, fashions jewelry and decor since 1999. Rooted in the San Francisco underground, he began his career as a performance artist, crafting elaborate, avant garde costumes. This expanded into artistic direction, styling, modelling and DJing. House Of Malakai, the label, was birthed in 2013 as a vehicle to share his diverse vision. HOM is produced out of his atelier in Bali.
House Of Malakai began as an accessory brand focusing on bespoke head wear. His fantastical creations have become a favorite of many celebrities including Beyonce and Rihanna. The label has become a source for celebrity stylists, music videos and campaigns.
House Of Malakai has been established as a couture label and a street brand alike. His Ready To Wear collections have hit cult status among fashion forward youth, particularly in London, Tokyo, New York, Paris and Seoul. His creations have a particular attention to detail and hand craft, in combination with modern digital techniques. As a label, House Of Malakai is very focused on quality, craftsmanship, and innovative handwork.
Malakai’s influences are culled from high fashion, science, revolutionaries, archaeological digs, and underground movements. Ancient tribal culture weaves seamlessly with cutting edge technology in the hands of this multimedia artist. His work transcends our time – a familiar memory of something we’ve never seen before.