Sunday, 20 October 2013

David Koma SS14 Collection at London Fashion Week

Inspired by Kyudo, the Japanese martial art of archery, the collection concentrated on structure and perfect balance with thick leather strips in both white and black providing the frame and weight for the sculptural shapes.  

Skirt lengths ranged from short to just below the knee. Styles ranged from the stiff sharp A line to the figure hugging body con. All in fabrics of thick jersey or silk and trimmed with leather resulting in a warrior appearance.  

Stiff sheer organza covering bare shoulders brought a vulnerability to the armour. Sandals were designed by Alain Quilici especially for the collection.

The dresses’ elaborate leather harness straps represented the ‘muneate’ or chest protector worn by female archers. 

Whilst Odoshi lacing used to tie the plates together on a Samurai armour was emulated in to the stripe prints  

And later in the collection as the leather detailing

 Using only a limited colour palette, the show began with graphic monochrome,

Softened with the Zen like serenity of dusty pink and powder blue.

And ending on a strong clear note of Royal blue edged with white or black. Again the Royal blue looks set to be THE colour for SS14.

Stockists of David Koma are:
Browns Focus

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