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.

tomo-koizumi-emilio-pucci-net-a-porter-3
Image courtesy of Net-A-Porter

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.

emilio-pucci-vetrate-print
Image courtesy of Emilio Pucci

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.

Prices for the Tomo Koizumi x Emilio Pucci capsule collection start at HK$5,340. Learn more from Net-A-Porter.

Joey Wong
Editor
Constantly in pursuit of a multi-hyphenated career, Joey has written her way through fashion trends, youth culture and luxury retail in New York and Hong Kong. Beyond internet adventures tracking down the perfect vintage find, you can probably catch her sipping on her third oat milk latte of the day in the city’s newest café. She’s currently mourning the loss of TikTok in Hong Kong.