Indeed we are amazed by the cloud looking rainbow tragic dresses cascading into a circular staircase.
The Japanese designer proved his mettle by creating a show only three weeks before the event. Indeed, it appears that Tomo Koizumi had only received his invitation three weeks before the actual show, which confirms Grand’s spontaneity. It was Koizumi’s second time in New York, he arrived with three boxes of garments, some new, others from his archive.
In a preview, Koizumi explained his complex inspirations that range from Capucci to Leigh Bowery to Hanawa, a Japanese funerary banner with plastic floral designs. He’s also very fond of Sailor Moon and the idea that a woman can be at once cute and strong. His pieces are geometrically constructed; a sleeve can be a circle or a skirt a rectangle, none more arresting than the azure disk with arm and leg holes that transforms its wearer into a blue moon. He describes his ruffles as a type of armor for women.
These joyful fluffy and airy coulourful dresses remind us that the catwalk can always be a magic place. Especially when you have Jacobs and Grand as fashion godparents.
Editors and industry insiders slipped into the basement of Marc Jacobs' Madison Avenue store, a space Jacobs had offered for the show. Pat McGrath makeup, Guido Palau, hair. The music was quiet, but the gorgeous tulle dresses made the whole conversation.
Telfar was probably the most expected show of the 2020 New York Fashion Week, but Tomo Koizumi stole the show on social media thanks to his huge voluminous and colourful eyelet dresses in organza. This self-taught artist who’s in his thirties lives in Tokyo, creates costumes for Asian Pop Stars and celebrities. He was spotted on instagram and discovered by the stylist Katie Grand who is a British journalist, editor in chief - of a bi- annual fashion magazine : “LOVE” - and stylist.
When she discovered him on instagram she immediately wanted to know if he wanted to create a show. The rest is history. Up at Marc Jacobs’s Madison Avenue store, where Koizumi held a first fashion show, put on with the help of Katie Grand, Guido Palau, Pat McGrath, Jin Soon, Tabitha Simmons, Anita Bitton, and a cast of A-list models such as Bella Hadid, Emily Ratajkowski, Joan Smalls and Karen Elson including actresses such as Gwendoline Christie and Rowan Blanchard.
Texte: Estelle Rodrigues 12/08/2019
Tomo Koizumi : New Japanese creator
She is one of the most wanted Women in the fashion industry and has worked for an enormous range of famous names in the industry and many luxurious and innovative brands such as Bottega Veneta, Giles Deacon, Miuccia Prada, Marc Jacobs, Miu Miu, Vogue. Her protégé is therefore taken very seriously taking into account the impact she seems to have on the fashion industry.