Asia Girls Explosion with YOSHIKI and JayF.R.
Binding music and fashion in a seamless display, YOSHIKI and JayF.R. whipped up "The Anger And The Sorrow Of Asia Trapped Inside The Small Aquarium" into an event to span the decades, empowering women and restructuring conventional design with the help of VIOLET UK and X JAPAN.
Violet UK continued playing as actress Kaori Momoi (from Memoirs of a Geisha) made her entrance clad in a gorgeous red and white kimono designed by none other than YOSHIKI himself. Despite maintaining the traditional kimono cut, the YOSHIKIMONO collection featured interesting rock’n’roll influences such as the white skulls in the silk blue obi as the actress playfully skipped down the runway.
The hair accessories were another highlight: traditional and visual-shock came together in a powerful, yet playful combination. The huge, wild hair was reminiscent of X’s characteristic look in the late eighties; spider-web stockings, platform leather boots, spike-collars connected to leather bracelets among other punk and rock accessories which added a street touch to the beautiful, flowery patterns of the kimonos. Of course, the carefully color coordinated lingerie under the silken folds added a club element to the design. Side-by-side with the well-known long kimonos were miniskirt style adaptations, sparkling bras showing, and piled hair atop painted faces that rebelled against mortality. There was even a bridal style: white tulle waves cascaded from silky pink obi that tied together a magnificent short black kimono.