YOSHIKIMONO, the kimono brand engineered by YOSHIKI, has been announced as the opening attraction for “Amazon Fashion Week Tokyo 2017 S/S”, with YOSHIKI giving a special musical performance on Monday, October 17th.
The YOSHIKIMONO line was conceived by YOSHIKI, the first-born son of kimono shop owners, as a way to create a fusion of classic Japanese tradition and modern taste.
The YOSHIKIMONO collection had its full-scale debut at “Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week TOKYO 2016 S/S”, along with a brilliant finale performance by YOSHIKI to close the event. The innovative performance, combined with YOSHIKI’s imaginative kimono line, received an overwhelming amount of international media coverage and became a huge conversation piece all around the world.
Now, a year after the debut of his vivid collection, expect Yoshiki to upset the norm yet again with his visionary take on the contrast of “stillness” and “motion” and its effect on fashion!
“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
“Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week TOKYO 2016 S/S”
Amazon Fashion Week TOKYO 2017 S/S Schedule of Events
When: Monday, October 17th – Sunday, October 23rd
Where: Shibuya Hikarie, Omotesando Hills, among others
What: Fashion shows, Installation art, Video presentations
Produced by the Japan Fashion Week Organization
(Board Chairman: Masahiko Miyake, Area host: Shibuya District, Tokyo)
YOSHIKIMONO Official site
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