Japanese designer Tomo Koizumi’s pieces — in all of their zingy, ruffled, foamy, uber-voluminous glory — are just the kind of outfits we’re currently dreaming of wearing. It’s sartorial optimism, foretelling stories of the ‘after’. Post-sweat suits, post-loungewear. Finger-crossing, praying and making wishes on loose eyelashes for the return of dressing up and the extravagance — the utter indulgence, really — of having somewhere to be.
Despite the difference in years and geography, there is an abundance of similarities between this exclusive Net-A-Porter capsule’s collaborators: Tomo Koizumi and Emilio Pucci. Both maximalists, with a love for bright, saturated colours. Both designing with an exuberant sense of occasion. Both with larger-than-life aspirations.
Emilio Pucci — or, the ‘Prince of Prints,’ as he was aptly dubbed — was remembered saying: “Gaiety is one of the most important elements I have brought to fashion.” And so he had. The brand is still known today for its slinky, well-travelled pieces — the kind outfitting summers spent living la dolce vita along the coasts of Italy — and its signature loud-to-the-point-of-deafening prints. For this joint capsule collection, Pucci’s ‘Vetrate’ print was retrieved from the archives — and sets the scene.
Tomo Koizumi’s signature frothy organza — ruffled, tucked and cast in gelato shades of coral and yellow and creamsicle orange — meanders through the kaleidoscopic troughs and peaks of Pucci’s ‘Vetrate’ print, bringing two-dimensional lines into a three-dimensional reality. This 11-piece collection of mini-dresses, skirts and separates are a collector’s dream — as striking on the body as it is admired as a sculptural installation piece.
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Prices for the Tomo Koizumi x Emilio Pucci capsule collection start at HK$5,340. Learn more from Net-A-Porter.