Tomo Koizumi is a Japanese designer. With no professional training, Koizumi began experimenting with design at a young age when he created custom made garments for his female friends. His moment came when Sara Maino, an editor of Vogue Italia posted an image of his work on Instagram. The image caught the attention of British designer Giles Deacon who showed it to stylist Katie Grand. Koizumi was invited to show his clothes at Marc Jacobs’ Madison Avenue store at New York Fashion Week during the A/W 19 fashion season.
Koizumi is known for his hand-sewn, voluminous, ruffled dresses, made from Japanese polyester. His work has featured in publications including Eyescream, WWD Japan and Nylon Japan. In 2019, the Metropolitan Museum of Art showcased his designs in the Camp: Notes on Fashion exhibition.
He has been shortlisted for the 2020 LMVH prize.