On February 26, TOMO KOIZUMI presented his new collection at Milan Fashion Week with the support of DOLCE&GABBANA.
Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana have been supporting young creators, and this time they decided to support Japanese designer Tomotaka Koizumi.
Mr. Koizumi said, “I am truly honored to be able to present my first Milanese show with the great support of Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana,”
Koizumi, the designer of Tomo Koizumi, debuted at New York Fashion Week in February 2019 with the support of Marc Jacobs. This was the beginning of an international reputation and recognition for this Japanese fashion designer.
The collections created by Koizumi are characterized by voluminous and colorful ruffles, and many of his pieces have been inspired by traditional Japanese cultures such as Kabuki and Geisha. His creations have been worn by celebrities such as Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, and Cardi B. In addition to his fashion line, Koizumi has also collaborated with brands such as Pucci and Emilio Pucci on costumes for stage and movie.
This time, the show was held at the Dolce & Gabbana headquarters. Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana provided not only support for the show venue but also materials for several looks.
The name of the collection is “Don’t Forget to Bring Your Flowers.” “When I go to my friend’s homes, I bring flower bouquets as gifts, and this is my bouquet to the people in Milano. With the war and also after Covid I really want to bring joy to people,” Koizumi said pre-show.
The looks that appeared early in the show were very graceful and it made us imagine Dolce & Gabbana’s Alta Moda collection. The silk ribbon corset, on top of Koizumi’s signature three-dimensional ruffles of twisted satin, also looked like it was made in honor of the two.
Toward the midpoint of the show, when a highlighter yellow coat with polyester organdy ruffles and a chartreuse skirt appeared, the looks that followed were even more voluminous and glamorous, bursting with the unique aesthetic that Koizumi is known for.
Model Tess McMillan wore a beautiful peach-colored cape that matched her red hair. Also, there were gowns that were short in the front and long in the back, with huge, colorful ruffles that looked like shiny halos.
At the finale of the show, five models walked in a row in rainbow-striped dresses, and although the scene was quite surreal, the grandeur of the show gave people a wonderful moment during Milan Fashion Week.