Tomo Koizumi Dreamed Up A "Christmas Tree" Dress, And We Are Living For It

Tomo Koizumi Dreamed Up A "Christmas Tree" Dress, And We Are Living For It

Tomo Koizumi Dreamed Up A "Christmas Tree" Dress, And We Are Living For It

The colorful and festive frock was worn by London designer Matty Bovan.

The colorful and festive frock was worn by London designer Matty Bovan.

Photography: Dave Bennet

Text: Valerie Stepanova

A dreamy rainbow Christmas tree of tulle stole the spotlight at the LOVE holiday party at Bethnal Green’s Bistrotheque last Sunday. To celebrate the occasion, LOVE editor-in-chief and party co-host Katie Grand summoned Tomo Koizumi, a Japanese designer known for his consume-like eveningwear, to dream up a colossal rainbow ruffle ‘tree’ dress that was to be worn by six-foot-tall British designer Matty Bovan.


The fashion “tree” entered the gala halfway through the occasion and set off on a lap of honor around the plaza, leaving the guests surprised and confused — where’s the literal Christmas tree at? Throughout the night, the ‘three’ cordially conversed with guests like Courtney Love, Maisie Williams, Lexi Boling, Finn Buchanan and Rafferty Law. To everyone’s delight, refreshments also put in an appearance: “Twinkle Toes” cocktails accompanied by retro cheese puffs and pistachio-encased semifreddo ice creams.  
Co-hosted by Poppy Delevingne, the event itself screamed high fashion, with moguls like Tim Walker and Tim Blanks in attendance and a plentitude of designer shoes strutting on the dance floor. In the woke and sustainable manner, 100 meters of fabric used for the “tree” gown will now be re-interpreted as a glowing beacon decoration suspended high above restaurant diners.


And when the holiday season comes to an end, the “tree” will return to Koizumi’s studio in Tokyo to be fully recycled and reconstructed into his next magical creation.

UP NEXT

Dua Lipa Is Wistful For Her Future
The singer's forthcoming album suggests she's longing to re-live something that is yet to be.