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Tuesday, February 21, 2012

New to the scene designer: DAVID KOMA

New to the scene designer: DAVID KOMA  

David Koma is relatively new to the fashion world and is the most interesting designer to watch at the moment.  He is  24 years old, native from Georgia  and  grew up in Saint-Petersburg. He started his fashion career at the age of 15 when he move to London to study at Central Saint Martins were he produced a graduate collection of industrial, architectural and sci-fi inspiration that has brought him Harrods Design Award.
He has shown for a few seasons at London Fashion Week. I adore the old collection where Koma used  embroidery and laser techniques that creates waves and ripples, like lattice-work, in leather and cashmere body-con dresses, and swingy capes. Digital face-prints, and coloured fox trims added a Pop Art effect. “The fur pompoms could have been ridiculous and it was a real challenge to make it elegant and keep it beautiful” explains Koma in an interview with Vogue “I wanted the silhouette of the woman to look classy – every time I think how can I not destroy it.”  Basis  for Koma’s  collection was an avant-garde Japanese artist – Yayoi Kusama, famous for her polka dots, spots obsession.  

DAVID KOMA collection
             Yayoi Kusama avant-garde Japanese artist: 

For the SS 2012 David  Koma  propose a minimalist sci-fi tribal fusion. The dresses were constructed with fringe which encircling neat the waist and Polynesian tribal motifs, which were either set into dresses or on jersey dévoré so as to appear painted on the skin. For SS 2012 collection David Koma had inspired by the sculptures of Peter Jansen and collaborated with jewelry designer Sarah Angold, who gave dresses a king of reptilian look. Here below you can see a few pictures from of ready-to-wear Koma’s collection and a video from the fashion show. Enjoy!

If David Koma wouldn’t been a designer, I am sure he would be a brilliant sculptor, architect or painter.

Have a nice week,



  1. Thank you for making me discover this designer! he is a real talent!

  2. Ciao,molto interessante questo post che mi hai indicato in riferimento al mio su Yayoi Kusama.


    1. Grazie a te :)

      Sono contenta che ti piace Yayoi Kusama! <3