A newcomer on the fashion scene, David Koma is making his mark as a fur designer of interest, someone to follow. Is he the next big thing in London? Only time will tell. Regardless, he has leaped ahead of his peers, having only graduated Central Saint Martin in 2009.
This designer collection seems to be channeling a cyber Alice in Wonderland dark fantasy with some of that ever-so-popular British take on that sleek Blade Runner look. There are polka dots and polka dots and more polka dots adorning anything and everything from dresses and suits to jackets and gowns.
His muse turns out to be the polka dot obsessed Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama. If you are going full-throttle with an idea, you may as well go to its temple. Once the Kusama reference is established, the collection takes on a mature and intelligent dialogue.
The graphic quality of the line-up is well-balanced from its tailoring to the choices of material and their renderings. David Koma not only plays tactfully with colors, but he also manages to use the dual polarity of reflective surfaces, including cut-outs, to further his vision.
The color accents are not subtle in this overwhelmingly black collection; they boldly delineate and frame specific areas of the body. The fur touches follow suit, being at once accents and distinct design elements. Obviously, David Koma isn’t for wallflowers.
For a video montage of designer David Koma’s fall-winter fur fashions, go here.
For more fur fashion designer images through the years, visit Fur-Style.com.
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