The "YIKES?" collection presentation which took place ironically on 1997/11/20 & begun at 20:00 As illustrated on the VHS cover truly sticks to the brands image & vision of the future that Masahiro Nakagawa envisioned. Incorporating the time stamp in simple ways such at the time & date the collection was presented shows the sheer effort & attention to detail that was put into each collection.
The Runway begins on a dark rainy Tokyo night, we see a helicopter being illuminated by a large spotlight approaching the scene. Moments later it lands on the helipad down the runway & an array of models dressed in rollerblades storm the we rainy runway. As they approach the crowd we see them perform all kinds of stunts all the meanwhile there are fireworks illuminating the sky in the background. As the camera pans away we can see the outstanding large crowd gazing at the astonishing display of models & runway set.
Following the beautiful entrance, we see an array of models walk across the helipad runway in all red outfits. As they approach the camera we can see the array of garments being presented; Red Dresses, Red Pants, Red Glasses, Red Cardigans, Red Ski Boots & so forth.
How ever the runway presentation takes a quick turn with a sudden appearance of earthy toned suits & dressed being presented. We see a variation of cream tops in an array of asymmetrical & geometric shoulder pads, drape like elegant sun dresses & flowy flower printed pants, flower shaped hats & monster style shoes. The scene is lit with a hippy style truck in background. Closing with a dinosaur figure walking the stage.
From there on out we continue to see the absolutely diverse collection be presented, as a circus comes following the last wave of models. We can see performers such as; fire spinning dragon staff, models walking on stilts, unicycle riders & even see mini bikes show up on the runway. The atmosphere of the show is clear & everyone is seen with smiles, along the fans all gazing in absolute aw as each segment of the show progresses.
As the chaotic energy continues, we see full blown monster figured walk the stage, Astronauts & an array of couples walking along side each other. Some holding hands & others connected by scarfs wrapped around one another.
As the stage then clears & all models dissipate, there is a switch in music to a more calm sinister song playing & we then see a wall of 6 models walking the runway along side each other all wearing a different variation of cream work suits, some with skeleton vests, others with deformed shoulder padded blazers & some with simple button up shirt & suspenders holding them up. Moments later we see the same but w group of 6 women walk the stage in similar uniforms how ever in all black this time around.
Following this, the final segment of the show arrises as we see al full women collection get presented, with elegant dressed & workwear clothes be presented. All in unique asymmetrical uniforms, wavy & multi-layered skirts & dresses. Mostly coloured in blue & light grey tones.
Once the models clear up we can hear the iconic Flintstones song play & then all the models & circus performers, Monsters & astronauts storm the stage for the final part of the show! All as fireworks illuminate the background & spotlights flash across the runway.
Leaving possibly one of the most unique runway shows of all time with so many elements being incorporated & such a large array of clothes being presented. It was clear that this show would for ever be cemented in the minds of all the show attendees & for all the fans watching the VHS show coverage it is one of the most memorable shows to be presented to date.
At the end of the show some fans & models were able to grab themselves some loot bags which contained limited edition Neon Genesis Evangelion inspired T-Shirts & came along with a couple pins & accessories.