From Harper’s BAZAAR
Everyone wants a piece of Tomo Koizumi. Since launching his costume business while studying art at the National Chiba University, the Japanese designer has steadily become one of the most sought-after talents in the fashion industry. He’s dressed celebrities, shown at New York Fashion Week, garnered the joint 2020 LVMH Prize, and most recently presented his capsule collection with Pucci at Milan Fashion Week. Still, global renown was never a factor for the 32-year-old while growing up in the outskirts of Tokyo. His goal was simply to live a stress-free life, creating extravagant gowns and dresses marked by layers upon layers of ruffles for private clients.
Indeed, it was his love of John Galliano’s collections at Christian Dior that sparked his interest in fashion—the way he piled on the pomp and pageantry, presenting looks that were the stuff of fairy tales. Without formal training,