Japanese rock star Yoshiki performs while debuting edgy kimono collection at Tokyo Fashion Week

posted on October 22, 2015

One of the most talked about collections at Tokyo Fashion Week was the YOSHIKIMONO First Collection, a range of rock star kimonos created by a Japanese rock star so famous he goes merely by his first name, Yoshiki.

As a musician, composer, songwriter, and record producer, Yoshiki has a wide variety of creative interests and now he's stepping out into the world of fashion with a collection of edgy kimonos featuring unorthodox prints and unusual obi wraps.

During his show at fashion week, the audience was blown away by Yoshiki's artistic vision as his kimono-clad models walked around him on the runway while he provided the soundtrack to it all with a classical piano recital.

Yoshiki is best known as the co-founder and leader of heavy metal band X Japan. Heavily influenced by glam rock bands such as KISS, X Japan became one of the pioneers in Japan's own glam rock movement, known as visual kei, back in the '80s. While he's played drums and piano with the band for years, his eye for alternative clothing has now found a platform in the fashion world.


source by newsonjapan
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