Behind Sigil Kiss

A fan of bright colors and the creepy cute, Adelei Wade started creating apparel in 2013 as a means of showing off her designs in a new media. Her love of art didn’t start there; a semi-pro artist since her teens, she gradually improved her skills and established her own style with the help of her friends and community. Her love of all things cute only grew after staying in San Francisco and being able to see the BTSSB store in person.

In 2014, Adelei began an unfortunate decline in health that has resulted in multiple chronic illness diagnoses. That hasn’t stopped her from pursuing her art, even though that often meant working herself into sickness (much to her friends’ chagrin).

She has funneled her illness woes into exploration of the unusual sub-genre of J-Fashion called Yami Kawaii, and its more niche Menhera and medical kawaii. Many of her designs feature these styles as they resonate strongly with her.

Adelei hopes to one day expand Sigil Kiss enough to support her fully and continue to offer her designs to the world.