Yoshikimono’s 2016 collection to close Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Tokyo
, and his 2017 collection was invited to open
Amazon Fashion Week Tokyo
. The latest
is the first presentation in three years from the brand which has gained international attention for its avant-garde designs and modern cultural impact.
--composer, classically trained pianist, rock drummer, and leader of the rock group
--was named by
Consequence of Sound
“one of the most influential musicians and composers in Japanese history"
and is described by
“a musical innovator.”
was the first Japanese male to appear on the cover of
and gave a special performance at
“Vogue Fashion’s Night Out 2017.”
was chosen as the sole model for the launch of
Yves Saint Laurent's YSL Beauty Hotel
, making headlines as a male model in a ladies’ cosmetics demonstration by
YSL’s beauty director Tom Pecheux
, leading to the products selling out nationwide the next day.
“As the eldest son of kimono shop owners, kimono has been an integral part of my life since childhood,” says
. “Since I began living abroad, I’ve seen the importance and beauty of Japan’s traditional culture. This led to my strong desire to share this beauty with as many people around the world as possible. This is the first collection in three years. I’m so excited to share this with everyone.”
YOSHIKI’s 2017 collection
gained worldwide acclaim for its
unique kimono pieces
and dramatic presentation.
played the piano as the models walked the runway, and midway through the show, the lights went out and rain began pouring on the stage over the acclaimed musician and the models.
is planning an even more stunning production for next month’s event which will be a highlight for fashion industry leaders and worldwide media. Just hours after the event,
YOSHIKI will headline the
TV Asahi’s 60th Anniversary
, one of the
biggest festivals in Japan
presented by the producers of
YOSHIKI, headlines Dream Festival 2019, on October 14.