FEMM (Far East Mention Mannequins) are a Japanese electronic dance music duo based in Japan, composed of RiRi and LuLa. After a series of singles between 2013 and 2014, FEMM released their debut studio album Femm-Isation in October 2014 as a digital release. FEMM’s major debut and first physical release, Pow!/L.C.S., was released in February 2016.
FEMM are a music project that portrays “real-life mannequins“, whilst Emily Kaiho and Hiro Todo are recognized as the leaders of the FEMM Agency Syndicate, a fictional agency that supports the independence and rights of mannequins (hypothetically their fan base). Kaiho and Todo portray as two characters each through the project; Kaiho as mannequin RiRi and mannequin management agent Honey-B, and Todo as mannequin LuLa and mannequin management agent W-Trouble.
FEMM have received high marks from several Western social media websites and journalists alike. The group have been widely commended for their fashion style and their commercial appeal, alongside the accompanying songs they have recorded. FEMM have been cited as the world’s “first mannequin duo”, and have been highlighted by publications including The Huffington Post and Perez Hilton online as future prospects for mainstream music.
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