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YOSHIKI Invited to Perform U.S. National Anthem at Dodger Stadium

14/03/2024 2024-03-14 21:29:00 JaME Source: Press Release Author: Christine

YOSHIKI Invited to Perform U.S. National Anthem at Dodger Stadium

YOSHIKI will be performing the U.S. national anthem at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on April 16th for "Hello Kitty Night", and footage of his high-fashion brand's debut at "Milan Fashion Week" is now available on YouTube.


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It was recently announced that YOSHIKI will perform the U.S. national anthem at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on April 16th for "Hello Kitty Night", with Hello Kitty making a special appearance for the ceremonial first pitch.

Dodger Stadium is the home of Los Angeles Dodgers' star players Shohei Ohtani and Yoshinobu Yamamoto. Earlier this year, it was announced that YOSHIKI will create the global theme song for Hello Kitty's 50th Anniversary celebration.

Tickets for the Dodger Stadium special event can be purchased via the official Dodgers website.

In other news, following his return from Milan, YOSHIKI held a press conference in Tokyo, unveiling new developments for his high-fashion brand, “MAISON YOSHIKI PARIS”, which debuted at last month's Milan Fashion Week. YOSHIKI said at the press conference, "The concept of 'MAISON YOSHIKI PARIS' is edgy, genderless, sustainable, and upcycled."

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"MAISON YOSHIKI PARIS" debuted on February 20th as part of the official calendar for Milan Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2024/25in the major Fashion Events section. YOSHIKI created a team featuring talent from around the world to present his first show in Milan, including fashion stylist Carlyne Cerf de Dudzeele. The team also included Maida Gregori Boina(casting), Odile Gilbert (hair), and Kabuki (makeup). YOSHIKI also assigned Kuki de Salvertes, who has worked with many designers including Vivienne Westwood and Raf Simons, as the brand's development director.

YOSHIKI also brought together a group of industry collaborators for the line's debut, which featured 37 looks, including apparel, accessories, and shoes.

The debut of "MAISON YOSHIKI PARIS" was presented with a dramatic soundtrack featuring an onstage appearance by YOSHIKI.

Set list:
01. Church organ music with Italian narration – composed and written by YOSHIKI –introducing "MAISON YOSHIKI PARIS"*
02. EDM music composed by YOSHIKI*
03. EDM music composed by Hiroshi Fujiwara and YOSHIKI*
04. Bach - Prelude in C Major (orchestral arrangement by YOSHIKI)
05. "Nessun dorma" from Puccini's opera Turandot (arrangement by YOSHIKI)
*song titles to be announced soon

Production:
Styling — Carlyne Cerf de Dudzeele
Hair — Odile Gilbert
Makeup — Kabuki
Casting — Maida Gregori Boina
Production — Fasten Seat Belt

Collaborations:
Sneakers — Grounds x MAISON YOSHIKI PARIS
Shoes — Adult Antwerp x MAISON YOSHIKI PARIS
Jewelry — Archived Prototypes x MAISON YOSHIKI PARIS
Eyewear — Thierry Lasry

Before the show at Milan Fashion Week, YOSHIKI shared the following statement about his vision for the brand:

"'MAISON YOSHIKI PARIS' is a structure that will bring together all my creative activities in fashion, design, and lifestyle.

It's the logical extension of 'Yoshikimono', which I created in 2011 and which until now focused on the art of the kimono, which was revisited in an edgy and contemporary way at the various Tokyo Fashion Weeks.

'MAISON YOSHIKI PARIS', which has a more international vision, shares the values that are precious to me personally: sustainability, upcycling, short production circuits and, of course, genderless.

My personal relationship with fashion started when I was a child. My father ran a luxury kimono business and I’ve always been surrounded by textiles, craftsmanship and a real sense of elegance. Of course, as an artist, I’ve always taken care to look after my appearance and my looks, so I’ve always been interested in the international avant-garde fashion. From the outset, I’ve followed the collections of Alexander McQueen, Dior, Saint Laurent, and Versace, whom I’ve always admired, as well as other designers I like and wear.

Milan has always been a great source of inspiration for me. Its architecture, culture, museums and of course concert halls. In the context of 'MAISON YOSHIKI PARIS', Milan is undoubtedly the world's fashion business capital with the greatest international artistic influences.

Obviously, the main sector of activity for 'MAISON YOSHIKI PARIS' will be fashion. A range of women's ready-to-wear but also genderless. Complete with the development of essential accessories such as shoes, bags and jewelry from the very first collection. Season after season, the range of products will grow in order to respond as much as possible to the different desires of my clients and customers (sunglasses, underwear...)

The next step for 'MAISON YOSHIKI PARIS' is decisive: on February 20th at 8:00PM, the first show for my brand will happen during Milan Fashion Week. I'm going to do everything I can to make it edgy, striking, with a very spectacular impact on the public. In fact, it will be the starting point for the entire development of my fashion brand 'MAISON YOSHIKI PARIS'.

The collection is feminine but also genderless with a very contemporary, edgy style and a touch of rock n roll which has always been important to me. In my opinion, it's extremely creative, with a very showy finish. All the materials are very high-end, natural, and Italian or French. The collection currently consists of 37 looks, comprising a comprehensive range of products, all in black with subtle red accents.

The silhouettes are elongated, structured, and powerful. The range of materials includes a patchwork of smooth or tailored silk, silk velvet, faux fur, dry and stretch wools, and oversized sequins, creating a rhythmic stride for those who wear them. Naturally, denim features prominently in my collection, which I have chosen to reinterpret in various stages. I have created 8 spectacular silhouettes in collaboration with one of the best couture houses.

As for accessories, boots, glasses, and gloves have been meticulously handmade, along with the jewelry. Additionally, sneakers have been developed in partnership with the Japanese brand Grounds, a brand I admire.

I will choose 'MAISON YOSHIKI PARIS' muses and ambassadors from the artists and singers of the new generation, whose style and personality will be most in tune with my ambition and vision.

In addition to its development in fashion, 'MAISON YOSHIKI PARIS' will also be tackling lifestyle in collaboration with specialist French houses. For example, a collection of water glasses, wine glasses and champagne glasses will soon be launched in collaboration with BACCARAT. This is a collaborative project with the BACCARAT. Of course, this is directly linked to my work with Rob Mondavi, Jr. in Napa for my wines and my partnership with Pommery for my own champagne. I have always dreamed of offering my guests a prestigious glass service representative of my vision and made by the greatest French crystal maker."

The complete footage of "MAISON YOSHIKI PARIS"'s debut collection was revealed on the brand's official YouTube channel recently and can be viewed below. Additional details on the brand are available on its official website.

 MAISON YOSHIKI PARIS - Official Website  MAISON YOSHIKI PARIS - Official Instagram
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