Catwalk Review

DAVID KOMA SS/17
Sleek, Stylish and oh-so sophisticated. David Koma’s SS/17 collection is every city girls dream.

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Putting his education in fine art to good use, Koma’s designs are true to his artistic background, with a creative flare jazzing up each of the individual outfits.

The style may be simple, but one thing it does not lack is attention to detail. Using elaborate diamond-shaped beading on monochrome dresses, Koma shows you don’t need colour to be cool.

Pulling inspiration from early 20th century Russian court dress, the garments ooze elegance while still omitting an aura of edginess.

Following on from the ruffle trend used in his SS16 collection, Koma also slips in some subtle frills in a soft white chiffon-style fabric.

The models mirrored the simplistic style of the clothing with minimal make-up in nude tones with hair scraped back into a slick, middle parted pony. This effective beauty trick meant that none of the attention was taken away from what the models had on, as opposed to what they looked like. Which was scarily similar.

The colour scheme remains neutral with beige, cream, black, white and the odd pop of acid yellow. With flared sleeves and fish net fabrics, this style of formal wear is not one to be kept in the office. He also adds a sheer fabric to some garments which gives the collection an edgy twist. Koma went to all measures to ensure that all eyes were focused on his designs, including the minimalistic catwalk design. The white walls and pale grey flooring blurred into the background making sure all you can see is the designs down the two traditional catwalk runways.

One thing worth noting is how the models stomped down the runway in their strappy sandals to an old school trance track. A clear contrast to the contemporary style portrayed through each garment.

The FROW were clearly entranced by the show, as the likes of DJ Charlotte De Carl and former Made in Chelsea star Ashley James.

Overall the collection is fresh, funky and 100% fierce. Like nothing seen before, Koma has once again challenged the conventional formal style and put his very own artistic flare on SS/17.

Here’s a peek of what the collection had in store.. 

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