Clean asymmetrical lines and bias cuts are the first things to notice when feasting your eyes on the David Koma SS15 collection. Cut-outs and cleverly placed sheers create the impression that the garments are delicately placed in a jigsaw-like arrangement on the body.
Despite these juxtaposing straight lines providing quite a harsh edge, they still manage to enhance and draw the eye to the curves of the female form by consciously wrapping around the torso. In particular the shoulders and neckline are made a feature of, with cut-in shoulders, asymmetrical straps and block colouring used to draw attention. Although by no means a blatant influence, Dutch artist Piet Mondrian’s work comes to mind.
A futuristic/ space-age vibe is carried throughout the collection; highlighted predominantly by the more clinical white looks and those featuring crystal embellishment. The colour palette revolves around a central theme of varying blues, black and white, with a splash of lemon.
This season, David Koma presents a collection that smoothly transitions from day to evening, perfectly balancing elegance, femininity and contemporary design.
Written by Francesca Bassenger. Images © David Koma. Video source: British Fashion Council.