Former Merit Award winner and Central Saint Martins graduate David Koma showcased his AW13 collection at Somerset House on Saturday with rave reviews who commented on the Fashion Scout alumni’s futuristic tone and impeccable craftsmanship.
Structural silhouettes had the models towering in strong sculpted leather looks reminiscent of sixties shapes. Space age was a subtle theme of the show, added with spherical metallic motifs for a more fluid style than we’re used to seeing from David Koma. The designer swapped his signature angular lines for smooth waved hemlines and soft necklines. He tells Vogue Magazine “Growing up I was heavily inspired by Andre Courreges and Pierre Cardin – as well of course vinyl records” a style that is evident in this Autumn / Winter ’13 collection. Rich in texture David Koma experiments with patent applique on girlish peplum dresses and skirts. A sporty element was strategically composed with the use of racer backs and fluorescent detailing and exposed zips.
Since winning Fashion Scout’s prestigious Merit Award, David Koma is a designer that has shot to success with fans including Beyoncé. He has since gone on to win more awards including the BFC’s NEWGEN sponsored by Topshop award.
Vanessa Omoregie, @wewearblack
Images from Vogue.com