David Koma - SS14 - Runway Show @ London Fashion Week
I did not get the chance to see the David Koma show in the flesh, however I did happen to stumble across a video of the show through YouTube courtesy of the British Fashion Council channel.
The first thoughts that went through my head whilst watching the show online were futuristic version of the Stepford Wives and ready-to-wear avant-garde pieces. The mix of textures, clean lines and structured pieces the collection had were absolutely innovative for SS14. I love David Koma's use of colours of minimalism in the sense of palette as he mostly stuck with light pinks, blues, and monochromatic hues of whites and blacks. The pieces he showcased for SS14 we're very structured, I say this because of how the garments were constructed, as I mentioned clean lines come to mind when I look at his collection. The pieces were "engineered" to fit perfectly on the body of the model which gave it a streamlined effect. From the separates of crop tops and skirts to the pant suits, from the A-Line dresses to the more figure hugging dresses streamlined and edginess resonates.
His SS14 collection is a perfect combination of edgy and romance. Now I know romance generally means florals and lace, I say romance on the basis of the soft hues his palette consisted and how a number of his dresses had an A-Line cut to it which is juxtaposed with edgy asymmetry of some of the separates and the figure hugging dresses he had on the show. This brings me to my favourite ensemble that walked the runway and that is the cobalt blue sleeveless asymmetrical pant suit paired with a caged design top [as I did not get to see the show up front I am not entirely sure] this is pure fashion genius, the moment I saw it I felt like reaching through the screen and taking it right there and then, that's how much I loved it. The long lined sleeveless jacket is perfectly paired with a tailored pants with exposed exaggerated pockets which at first I thought was some sort of a peplum design.
I must say that David Koma is definitely one of the innovators for British Fashion and I truly admire his design aesthetics. To me he should be a designer staple in our wardrobes.