Tomo Koizumi Fall-Winter 2019-2020 New York show became one of the most popular show this season. Tomo Koizumi made a major case for major overstatement. If all that touches Gwendoline Christie turns into a costume of cinema, it was necessary all the genius of Tomo Koizumi to make travel the actress in another dimension. Cloud of tutti frutti whipped cream, bud of electro flower …
Between 50 to 80 meters of fabric are needed to create one dress. Dreamlike, operatic, tending towards sewing … The work of Tomo Koizumi evokes by its accents “pop” those of the pioneers of the new maximalism. Neon petals grafted on ball dresses. Tomo Koizumi presented his collection for the first time in New York at the Marc Jacobs store on Madison Avenue.
In 2016, Tomo Koizumi dressed Lady Gaga in a unstructured ballet dress. “It’s only been three years that I’ve been making these ruffled dresses because I didn’t have the technique to make big gowns before, so my clothes were very fitted and body conscious,” he explains. “As a costume designer, I need to make sure that the clothes are easy to handle because they’re worn for performances.”
While Koizumi is still wide-eyed when talking about the fast trajectory that turned him into an overnight sensation, he admits that he has to figure out how to evolve his signature style to avoid being pigeonholed for his ruffled look.