Saturday, 24 September 2011
Backstage at David Koma ss 2012- Report by Emily Beard
Koma's Spring/Summer collection focusses around a central material: iridescent coated perspex (result of a collaboration with jewellery designer Sarah Angold). Spikes of the ethereal coloured acrylic glass coil over the collection, twisting and turning around the body like futuristic snakes. The silhouettes are only emphasised by these, and the way the perspex catches the light of its environment makes it appear to have a life completely of it's own.
Other elements of the collection were inspired by artist Kim Joon, where the fabrics recalled an almost tattoo-like quality, and the creation of a second skin for the wearer.
Images and text by Emily Beard