David Koma is a 26 years old Georgian born, London based designer who has become synonymous with the ultra-body contouring silhouette. Creating heavily embellished statement dresses inspired by the feminine form, it is this design element that has projected the young designer onto the international stage.
After studying Fine Art in St. Petersburg and showing his first collection at the age of 15, Koma moved to London in 2003 to take up a place at the prestigious Central St. Martins College of Art. It was here that he channeled his love of fashion and honed his design skills to create his signature look. He completed his BA in Fashion Design and graduated with a distinction in MA Fashion in April 2009 under the mentorship of Professor Louise Wilson, OBE. It was with his graduate collection of sculptural dresses that he won the Harrods Design Award and subsequently attracted some of the world’s must beautiful and successful women in both music and film to wear his pieces. Beyonce, Lady Gaga, Rihanna, Megan Fox, Alicia Keys, Cheryl Cole and Kylie all created media frenzy by wearing his clothes.
His is inspired by the works of Geoffrey Beene and Thierry Mugler and explores masterful, heavy, innovative techniques to create unique embellishments each season. Koma’s fascination with the female form has resulted in a consistent body conscious theme, creating strong, architectural shapes, evoking empowerment to the wearer.
At the exhibition sponsored by TOPSHOP during London Fashion Week 2011, David Koma presented his collection with fur collars and necklines embellished with fur bolls. I also noticed a garment with the mock neck that was stitched to the body of the garment only at the front and stood separately in general.
The David Koma collection is also shown each season at the london Show Rooms in Paris and presented to the International buyers. UK stockists include Browns Focus and Harrods and the collection is also available in over 20 shops worldwide.