David Koma Is a Basket Case For Autumn/Winter 2014
There's no denying the fact David Koma makes excellent dresses. It was his LBDs, dressed up with metal embellishments, that brought him into the public eye five years ago via celeb fans Cheryl Cole and Beyoncé. Now he's honed that key look to an incredibly accomplished level, sending models down the catwalk in a procession of perfectly fitting dresses with strapping, cutouts, and leather trims. You will want them all.
This season, woven basketwork provided the inspiration, and it was particularly successful on intricate corset tops, a deep blue coat, and a cropped black jacket with furry panels. Many of the most memorable dresses were fitted to the knee, but if you prefer a fuller shape, the oversize pleats on the shiny skater skirts of many black and grey styles will definitely appeal. This curly-looking style was also shown on the back of a particularly beautiful fit-and-flare coat.
Though much of this collection was a case of Koma sticking very much to what he knows and does so brilliantly, there were trousers, beautiful coats, and a few knowing nods to the zeitgeist. Perhaps most memorable were the first two looks, a surprise flash of rich pink-purple, the closest we've seen this season to the alleged colour of the year, radiant orchid.