What You Need to Know:
- From June 30th to August 23rd, the Tokyo National Museum’s special “KIMONO” exhibition will include “Yoshikimono” designs from the Japanese superstar YOSHIKI.
- The KIMONO exhibition displays around 300 pieces, including kimonos worn by prominent historical figures like Nobunaga, Hideyoshi, and Ieyasu, as well as kimonos personally designed by YOSHIKI. This exhibition of unprecedented scale offers a comprehensive overview of kimonos spanning from the 12th century to the modern era, and also includes paintings of kimonos which are considered national treasures.
- The Yoshikimono fashion brand is the brainchild of global artist YOSHIKI, the leader of X JAPAN who is widely considered the biggest rock star in Japan. His mission for Yoshikimono – to fuse tradition and innovation – draws upon his upbringing as the eldest son of the owner of a kimono producer. His Yoshikimono brand pays homage to the traditional form of the kimono while continuing to evolve the artform with edgy styles. His collections have advanced modern kimono fashion while respecting the traditional aesthetic sense.
- The Yoshikimono 2020 collection, which opened-up Tokyo Fashion Week, featured visual elements from the Stan Lee comic book Blood Red Dragon (Lee based the comic on YOSHIKI), as well as, one of the biggest anime series, Attack on Titan.
Source: Official Press Release
Yoshikimono Tokyo Fashion Week S/S 2020
Tokyo National Museum Heiseikan
Open from June 30th to August 23rd, 2020
YOSHIKI Website: https://www.yoshiki.net
Those Attack on Titan Kimonos are insanely cool!
I want to attend summer festivals in them!