“It’s like one of my biggest dreams came true.”
“I really wanted to create a fantasy side to fashion, which people really need now,” says Tokyo-based creative Tomo Koizumi shortly before his capsule collection for the Italian house of Emilio Pucci was unveiled this morning. Although Koizumi was experiencing jet lag–he’d flown into Milan just a day earlier–you’d never know from his affable, laid-back manner that he was about to debut a collection that contributes to the oeuvre of such an important brand.
The over seventy-year-old house of Pucci, best known for its wild print work that was a signature style of the free-spirited ‘60s, approached Koizumi to collaborate after he was named a finalist for this year’s LVMH Prize. (Instead of there being a winner this year, he and the seven other finalists received