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London Fashion Week S/S 2012 Catwalk Review: David Koma

David Koma presented an epic collection inspired by Polynesian tribal tattoos and African Zulu style at the old Waterloo Eurostar Terminal on Tuesday 20th September 2011.

Written by Amelia Gregory

David Koma SS12 by Gilly Rochester
David Koma S/S 2012 by Gilly Rochester.

Ahhhhh… David Koma. One of London‘s most feted new design talents and a hot ticket on a Tuesday you would think, cialis 40mg but this show was far from full let alone packed, viagra with people scurrying forwards to the front row from all sides as the show began. Beneath the glassed roof of the old Waterloo Eurostar terminal David Koma presented a beautiful collection on some so-so models. I’d heard rumours that an early start to Milan was dragging off the more important parts of the fashion industry but if ever there was proof this was it.

David Koma SS 2011 review-photo by Amelia Gregory
David Koma SS 2011 review-photo by Amelia Gregory
David Koma SS 2011 review-photo by Amelia Gregory
David Koma SS 2011 review-photo by Amelia Gregory
David Koma SS 2011 review-photo by Amelia Gregory
David Koma SS 2011 review-photo by Amelia Gregory
David Koma SS 2011 review-photo by Amelia Gregory
David Koma SS 2011 review-photo by Amelia Gregory
David Koma SS 2011 review-photo by Amelia Gregory
David Koma Illustration By Kassie Berry
David Koma S/S 2012 by Kassie Berry.

Despite some very interesting jutting heads and flapping arms I loved this collection, wherein David Koma played with shapes and textural movement like never before. A silky cream coloured concoction opened the show, with what amounted to a huge belt gathered at the waist into multi-layered loose pleats, inspired by African Zulu style. Underneath the most gauzy of under garments represented the majority of the dress, cut up by abstract devore shapes that were inspired by a combination of Polynesian tribal body paint and the work of artist Kim Joon.

David Koma SS 2011 review-photo by Amelia Gregory
David Koma SS 2011 review-photo by Amelia Gregory
David Koma SS 2011 review-photo by Amelia Gregory
David Koma SS 2011 review-photo by Amelia Gregory
David Koma SS 2011 review-photo by Amelia Gregory
David Koma SS 2011 review-photo by Amelia Gregory
David Koma SS 2011 review-photo by Amelia Gregory
David Koma SS 2011 review-photo by Amelia Gregory
David Koma SS 2011 review-photo by Amelia Gregory

A gradual hint of summery colour was brought to the proceedings through the use of lime green and bright rose pink on sleeves and behind the devore cut outs in chest panels. As in many other collections skirted shapes encompassed both pencil and a wider skater shape, but because of the layering it was here that the different looks worked at their seamless best.

David Koma by Gareth A Hopkins
David Koma S/S 2012 by Gareth A Hopkins.

David Koma SS 2011 review-photo by Amelia Gregory
David Koma SS 2011 review-photo by Amelia Gregory
David Koma SS 2011 review-photo by Amelia Gregory
David Koma SS 2011 review-photo by Amelia Gregory
David Koma SS 2011 review-photo by Amelia Gregory
David Koma SS 2011 review-photo by Amelia Gregory
David Koma SS 2011 review-photo by Amelia Gregory
David Koma SS 2011 review-photo by Amelia Gregory
David Koma SS 2011 review-photo by Amelia Gregory

High heels by Alain Quilici were chunky with wide t-bar sections that frilled out in an echo of the waist pleats. Hair featured multiple partings similar to the abstract designs on clothing. Check out the amazing coloured Minx Nails up close in this blog on Inspirational.

David Koma SS 2011 review-photo by Amelia Gregory
David Koma SS 2011 review-photo by Amelia Gregory
David Koma SS 2011 review-photo by Amelia Gregory
David Koma SS 2011 review-photo by Amelia Gregory
David Koma SS 2011 review-photo by Amelia Gregory
David Koma SS 2011 review-photo by Amelia Gregory
David Koma SS 2011 review-photo by Amelia Gregory
David Koma SS 2011 review-photo by Amelia Gregory
david_koma_by_ada_jusic
David Koma S/S 2012 by Ada Jusic.

With a rattle of swaying hips iridescent perspex adornments – a collaboration with jewellery designer Sarah Angold – began to spread across thighs and breasts. A series of inky black dresses were highlighted in turquoise before the final pieces became engulfed in an oily rainbow of perspex embellishment, this time repeated in exquisite pearlised sequin designs paired with more of that luscious lime. Yum.

David Koma SS 2011 review-photo by Amelia Gregory
David Koma SS 2011 review-photo by Amelia Gregory
David Koma SS 2011 review-photo by Amelia Gregory
David Koma S/S 2011. All photography by Amelia Gregory.

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