Yoshiki is the leader of the rock band X Japan, as well as a composer, classically trained pianist, and rock drummer. Yoshiki has been called "one of the most influential artists and composers in Japanese history" by Consequence of Sound, and "prolific" and "a musical pioneer" by Billboard Magazine. He was named the first Japanese man on the cover of Vogue Japan in 2017 and got the Asian Icon Award from Classic Rock Magazine in the United Kingdom.
Yoshikimono is a kimono fashion label founded by Yoshiki. The brand has gained critical acclaim for its modern take on traditional Japanese clothing. Photographer French Cowboy was inspired by Yoshikimono and by the scent Encens Asakusa by L'Orchestre Parfum to create "HINAMATSURI, DOLL’s DAY".
HINAMATSURI is a religious holiday in Japan, celebrated on 3 March of each year. Platforms covered with a red carpet-material are used to display a set of ornamental dolls representing the Emperor, Empress, attendants, and musicians in traditional court dress.
Photographer FRENCH COWBOY A Mia Macfarlane & Julien Crouigneau Creation
Model Pang Rui with BLAKE Model Management
Stylist Mia Macfarlane & Julien Crouigneau,
Hair & MUA Mia Macfarlane
All Kimonos by Yoshikimono
Runway Gallery, a fashion focused art gallery representing an international line up of artists and photographers is exhibiting one of the photos in London. The exhibition allows the artistry of fragrance to be viewed through the lens of painting, photography and mixed media. French Cowboy created a multimedia photograph with paint on water color paper called "Sacred Temple" and was inspired by the scent Encens Asakusa by L'Orchestre Parfum.
Artworks will be displayed, alongside the fragrances that inspired them, in a poly-
sensory exhibition harnessing the essence of beauty in its purest form. The Perfumus
Affair will showcase artworks that are a joy to behold with fragrances that are an
olfactory delight, in a show like no other.
The exhibition is currently on exhibition at Blacks Club. Contact Runway Gallery +44 07458107507 for a private viewing of the exhibition.