The kimono brand by Yoshiki named “Yoshikimono” has been announced as the opening attraction for Amazon Fashion Week Tokyo 2017 S/S. Yoshiki will be performing on Monday, October 17. This line of clothing seeks to fuse classic Japanese tradition with modern taste.  And now, almost a since the debut of his vivid collection, he will be showing his ideas of the contrast in “stillness” and “motion” in his designs. You may remember that the Yoshikimono collection first debuted at “Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week TOKYO 2016 S/S”.

Check out some of the piece from last year’s show:


Yoshiki performing on piano.


Yoshikimono kimono dress.


Model sits on the piano whilst Yoshiki plays.

Yoshiki commented:
I am very honored to be given an opportunity to open this prestigious fashion week. ‘What defines fashion? What defines art?’ is a question I ask myself daily. In the midst of such chaos, I want to showcase what I think is the answer to that question in my mind, where I’m at with my life. I know there will be mixed reception, and I’m very much looking forward to it.

Yoshiki is the eldest son of a family that managed a kimono store. But the business ended with his generation, and, ever since, Yoshiki hoped to restore that element to his life. And so, the Yoshikimono brand line was born. From his youth, the tradition of kimono had felt very familiar, but after many years living abroad, it began to feel less and less accessible. However, Yoshiki never lost his strong sense of pride in the traditions of Japan and this inspired him to find a way to “integrate innovative, modern style with traditional elegance”.

More info:
Official Website
YOSHIKI Facebook

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