The action of a martial art in the calmness of Spring/Summer from David Koma
When the first model walked out at Somerset house, the Japanese martial art, Kyudo, was manifested clearly on to the garments. Described as meditation in action, this inspiration which lead to this collection, was that of a powerful woman, very polished, structured with very strong lines and the calmness that one should keep within.
A perfect asymmetry, dresses were either skater or triangular shape from the waist down, keeping the waist small and very feminine, as the top part was very tight. He also played with the bodycon shape, always keeping in mind a woman, with a strong sense of determination and strength as well as a bondage effect, which made you feel strapped around with leather.
He played with three main colours, white, black and cobalt blue, and just let in, the mediation part of kyudo in the calmness of the nude and light blue hues. Colour blocking or just one solid, it was a utopian construction of lines which also included crop tops, a trend which seems to be staying here for good, whilst many dresses bared the shoulders and chest, for a strapless finish.
The hair pas pulled back, very minimalistic, very disciplined like the Japanese martial art, and the make-up was barely there.
David Koma is definitely here to stay.
So far this has been my favourite shows at London Fashion Week, it looks like I have discovered another favourite designer and London always promises to be a venue of multi talented designers with many different facets.
In my eyes, it was a perfect of symmetry, which can take this designer to great lengths.
Pictures from vogue.co.uk