The Philippine Star
JAPANESE DESIGNER TOMO KOIZUMI ‘RUFFLES UP’ THE TERNO
Gloss the record
Ruffles are silly and frivolous. Ruffles are regal and elegant. It varies depending on whom you ask. Ruffles ripple through history as something symbolic and artistic, worn by the most powerful figures, whether real or folkloric. Always, ruffles are a display of exuberance.
For the f ina l e of the first digital Bench Fashion Week, a Philippine cultural icon is interpreted by Tomo Koizumi. The Japan- based fashion designer known as the king of ruffles created a terno.