LFW – David Koma A/W 2013 collection
Twenty-six year old David Koma was one of the last designers to model on the second day of the London Fashion Week on 16th February. The designer is the symbol of the new generation of the British Fashion Council (BFC). His catwalk show was one of the most anticipated as the young designer is already amongst the most admired London based fashion artists.
Koma’s outfits show off squared and circular shapes that, at the same time, frame and exalt the female body. The round necklaces and necklines of tops, shirts and jackets outline the delicate female décolletés. If we focus our attention on the shoes, it is possible to find the same motive. High heels shoes present deep v-neck and tight straps around the ankles. The footwear also acts to launch the female figure; the Georgian designer uses simple skirts with fringed and wavy décors to animate the dress.
Koma combines different materials creating an opaque effect; he likes to give a hint of naked skin under veiled tops, glimpsed underneath heavy jackets of wool. A set of circular embossed lines on the jackets and skirts is a recurring decorative detail on his outfits.
To emphasise the colour of his cloths, the designer dresses dark haired models with light outfits and blonde haired models with darker suits.
After a string of brown, black and smoked grey dresses, the young designer confirms this year’s tendency to play with a juxtaposition of dark and light colours. Koma likes especially to lay next to each other cream and brown.
The Georgian designer has also red suits in his wardrobe, but the real delight and surprise is the more delicate and spring-like nuance violet, colour that has not been seen in the Autumn/Winter collections so far.
At the end of the show, Koma briefly appeared on the catwalk and shyly smiled to the public inside the BFC tent before quickly disappearing backstage.
Photos: Ambra Vernuccio
Check out our backstage report here.