The kimono brand, “YOSHIKIMONO” graced the opening of Rakuten Fashion Week TOKYO 2020 S/S today.
Artist, YOSHIKI, transmitted the Japanese tradition of “KIMONO”, under the theme of “fusion of tradition and innovation”.
Pictures by Mathieu Buglet/Tokyo Street Style
YOSHIKI – composer, classically-trained pianist,rock drummer – is a global artist who composed the piano concerto to celebrate the tenth year of the Emperor of Japan’s reign, the theme song for the opening ceremony of the Aichi World Expo, music for Hollywood films, and “The Golden Globe Awards Theme” to name a few.
Led by YOSHIKI, the legendary rock band X JAPAN has sold over 30 million singles and albums combined, and sold-out the 55,000-seat Tokyo Dome a record 18 times.
X JAPAN recently headlined concerts at Madison Square Garden, Wembley Arena, and the Coachella Music Festival. YOSHIKI is currently composing the soundtrack for the Hollywood film xXx 4 starring Vin Diesel.
YOSHIKIMONO started 10 years ago as a cutting-edge kimono fashion brand created by rock star YOSHIKI, who is the eldest son of kimono shop owners, with the mission of introducing Japanese kimono to the entire world.
YOSHIKI presented YOSHIKIMONO’s 2016 collection to close Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Tokyo, and his 2017 collection was invited to open Amazon Fashion Week Tokyo. YOSHIKI’s theme for the brand is a “fusion of tradition and innovation” and has gained international attention for its avant-garde designs and modern cultural impact, bringing YOSHIKI’s world view of “stillness and motion” to the top of the fashion industry.