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The Exit Interview: New York Fashion Week Favorite Tomo Koizumi Recaps His Katie Grand-Made Show at Marc Jacobs’ Store and Plans for Retail Distribution

What a different a week makes.
As New York Fashion Week’s unofficial guest of honor, the Instagram-discovered fashion designer Tomo Koizumi was still trying to grasp his good fortune Thursday afternoon. Had Giles Deacon not tipped off stylist Katie Grand to the rainbow-favoring Tokyo-based talent, the Feb. 8 runway show at Marc Jacobs’ Madison Avenue store never would have materialized. But he did and the show sparked up social media, thanks partially to such top-shelf models as Bella Hadid and “Game of Thrones” actress Gwendoline Christie.
In a cab en route to KCD’s offices to deal with overnight shipping for his runway collection, Koizumi said, “It’s really crazy. I was thinking about only the show, before coming here. I thought after the show, I would have much more free time to go to the museums, shopping and hanging out with my friends.”
After many retailers contacted him, he decided unexpectedly to have showroom appointments. That led to much rushing around and talks of developing ready-to-wear. Executives from Liberty, Net-a-porter and Dover Street Market scheduled appointments and Friday’s 14-hour return flight to Tokyo will be spent figuring out retail prices for the runway collection. Another “really nice thing that happened” was to have a

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