Using artist and sculptor Frank Cota as a reference point, David Koma’s Fall Winter 2016 collection took form in sharp tailoring and metallics. Sensual and well-polished, Koma’s already cult-like following was about to expand: chrome embroideries, metallic beading and a dash of Perspex all glided down the runway in short length and long dresses with body-conscious fits.
Repetition is was Koma relied on. Those same dots, those same prints appeared everywhere and varied in the length, the cut and combination. The star of the show? Well, Koma was all about the wrap effect: wraparound jackets and wraparound skirts were paired with modern turtleneck sweaters and… you guessed it: wraparound blazers. And that sexy V-slit was seen on halter dresses and skirts. Felt coats made of cashmere that ranged in a series of lengths were tailored to perfection; some were belted over short crepe dresses that featured embellishments, such as metal balls.
Sex, a signature for Koma, is of course loud and roaring: racer-back dresses and trousers that are lightly touched with nappa leather are all sensual. Then of course were the louder pieces, with skin being exposed down to the abdomen is shown. LBD’s with asymmetrical straps and hems are sensual, and the wrap allows one to go from midi to mini. The latter was unexpected: royal blue pieces in the form of jumpsuits and dresses were seen along with separates. Black then morphed into red on miniskirts and sweaters. Familiar yet a new take, Koma’s elegance tightened it’s grip on his already loyal fans while pulling in new ones as well.