Tuesday, February 22, 2011

LFW: David Koma's Circular Logic

I am inexpressibly (is that a word?) in love with this show by 25-year-old Georgian, David Koma.

His designs play bright, fluffy bits of color (just a perfect amount, in my opinion) against hard-edged body-con pieces.           

As  Fashion156 puts its, there is an angelic dominatrix vibe coming off the show. The faces on the pieces are  photography done by the designer’s friend, Oleg Dou, and are actually Russian nuns. The mass of circles are inspired by the work of Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama, but there is nothing kitschy in his restatement of that artist.

I also like this show because it provides a counter-statement to the flowy romanticism of the seventies that is popping up everywhere in shows.

David Koma

Yayoi Kusama

Images via Vogue, Bombsite


Mag said...

Love it. Enjoyed your report. Blending Russian and Japanese elements. Well, the guy is gifted.

angelic dominatrix vibe ...true!

ps> what happened to your banner? creating a new one?

Mag said...

I would love to see something that blends styles from various cultures. I may even have some ideas for you.

Arash Mazinani said...

great post to be honest as weird as it sounds I haven't actually been following fashion week. But I'm glad I came across your site,David Koma's collection looks fantastic. I especially like the first look. Thanks for coming through and posting on my blog btw.


The Odd and Chic said...

I love stuff like this - so original.

I'm SO not into the whole flowery look for this spring!!! Spring structure is the way forward!



♥Mallory♥ said...

totally agree! I actually haven't ever seen anything by David Koma before this post, but I'm so happy I came across it! I love the black dress with the red face- it's so unique. Definitely one of my favorite new designers :)


Ioana Liliana said...

Just amazing!