THE RISING STAR! JAPANESE FASHION DESIGNER - TOMO KOIZUMI

Just one show in 2019 New York Fashion Week, Tomo Koizumi instantly became a big name in the fashion scene and made it to MET Gala. And everything just starts with one Instagram post. 

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As the fashion leader of Asia, Japanese fashion is known for its diversity. Drawing inspiration from the East and the West, the traditional and the ultra-modern, Japanese fashion always carries a different charm. Regardless of age, gender or background, all Japanese care about fashion and style. That's why Japan always stands at the cutting edge of fashion and has cultivated many excellent fashion designers. One of them is Tomo Koizumi.

△ Tomo Koizumi at 2019 NYFW; Credit  Getty Images

△ Tomo Koizumi at 2019 NYFW; Credit Getty Images

FROM INSTAGRAM TO MET GALA

Tomo Koizumi firmly believes that as long as you design things that you love, someday your dream will come true. Born in 1988, Koizumi was already running his own brand "Tomo Koizumi" during college time and personally involved in all stages of production from design to manufacturing. His designs are showed in Japanese advertisements, movies and music videos, and later recognized by Hong Kong singers Joey Yung and Miriam Yeung and internationally by Lady Gaga.

△ Hong Kong singer Miriam Yeung

△ Hong Kong singer Miriam Yeung

△ Lady Gaga

△ Lady Gaga

He constantly posted his work to Instagram. And in 2018, his post is discovered by Sara Maino, an editor at Italian Vogue, and was re-posted, which caught the attention of Katie Grand, the stylist of British designer Giles Deacon and a long-time collaborator of designer Marc Jacobs. During the New York Fashion Week in 2019, Koizumi was invited by Marc Jacobs to perform his first fashion show at the Marc Jacobs flagship store in New York. Tomo Koizumi instantly became a big name in the fashion scene. His design also appeared in Met Gala’s red carpet which makes him even more popular.

△ Nichapat Suphap in Tomo Koizumi; Met Gala 2019

△ Nichapat Suphap in Tomo Koizumi; Met Gala 2019

UNIQUE DESIGN CONCEPT

Tomo Koizumi is known for matching different colors together with exaggerated tailoring designs. Being inspired by Japanese flower sculpture and Buddhist statues, he created a collection of dresses with ruffles that look like dreamy clouds. All dresses are surprisingly made from machine-washable polyester organza and each dress takes at least 70 hours to manufacture.

△ Instagram@ tomokoizumi

△ Instagram@tomokoizumi

△ Instagram@ tomokoizumi

△ Instagram@tomokoizumi

In the latest "Ballet Collection", Koizumi consistently showcased his excellent craftsmanship. He even blended exaggerated sleeve design trend into his unique layered polyester organza dresses.

by OLIVIA LAU @ FRESTYLE Team