This year TOKYO FASHION WEEK kicked off by Japanese rock star and fashion designer Yoshiki of X-Japan. He took to the stage to perform music in an artificial rain as models strutted by on the runway in his futuristic kimono creations under the name YOSHIKIMONO .
Unfortunately I missed the first day of Amazon TFW ss17. As it was probably the biggest day of Tokyo Fashion Week, I promised myself that I was not going to skip any days, especially the first and last days, the next time I go. This year “Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Tokyo” changed into “Amazon Fashion Week Tokyo” which was a bit of a surprise to many people.
Yoshkimono show was “exclusive invitation only” show, mostly for Japanese media.
YOSHIKI is famous for sensational and dazzling fashion shows, which also feature live performance by himself. As you can see from the photos, this one lived up to everyone’s expectations and more! Yoshikimono designs are based on traditional Japanese garments, which have been given a sophisticated and exquisite, avant-garde and modern twist.
“The entire kimono industry has been in crisis,” -Yoshiki, whose family ran a kimono shop, said. “Despite pros and cons (to) my approach, I think Yoshikimono is meaningful in terms of awakening interest (in kimonos).”
My personal favorite one is the red metallic kimono. Which is yours?
Last year fashion show 2016: