David Koma did not disappoint with his show at Somerset House yesterday where he continued to indulge us with his signature sculptural shapes that make him such a memorable designer. The dynamic structure he gave to his clothes was paired with enticing cutaway necklines and high gloss metallics to give the simple pieces a unique look. The colour injection was done through the use of the rich colours of violet, royal blue and burgundy, with subtle hints of olive and gold. The styling was simple: sleek ponytails and wine stained pouts complimented by sculpted wedge ankle boots by Alain Quilici. Made up of mostly dresses, his collection was a cluster of classic and sober lines with an art deco undercurrent. The collection was inspired by ‘the slender elegance of the 1920′s and the minimal fashion detailing of the 1960′s’; the high collars and fabric used gave it a futuristic and masculine feel however the peplum jackets and waist belts gave a womanly and vintage edge. This contrast worked together beautifully, showing Koma manages once again to fuse modern design with historic art.
Photography by Shahid Malik