There’s really not much I can say about the stunning work of Takaya Hanayuishi that would do it true justice. As you can see from these photographs, his arrangements are a little more than your traditional floral crown. The lush and angular compositions of his headpieces accentuate the natural beauty of the plant as well as the wearer.
What perhaps struck me most about Hanayuishi’s work is that he used male models in his portfolios as well, to carry the larger and more dramatic arrangements. In doing this, he is able to maintain a balanced sense of strength and elegance. But all of his work, regardless of gender association, is superbly otherworldly, feeling all at once archaic and futuristic.