David Koma’s love affair with the traditional Greek goddesses Aphrodite and Amphitrite began final summer time when he was on trip in Athens, the place he was surrounded by sculptures and statues.
“Aphrodite is fairly unbelievable by way of what she symbolizes, which is femininity and energy and this complete concept of timelessness as a result of so many artists have interpreted her in nude in stone statues,” stated the Georgian-born designer from his East London studio, having simply come again from touring for work to Florence and Cannes, France.
Koma’s line of labor is all concerning the physique — his attire are purple carpet and stage catnip for the likes of Beyoncé, Cindy Bruna and Kendall Jenner.
This season he took it to aquatic ranges, a nod to goddess of the ocean Amphitrite, with clear mint inexperienced sequins, blush pinks and metallic leathers.
“I needed to deliver one thing a bit extra female however chilly in a manner, that’s once we got here up with this sorbet-y really feel,” stated Koma, including that he loves working with sequins as a result of he can manipulate the colour and material.
A number of the lengthy robes featured teardrops; large silver discs performing as sequins and prints of a pink koi fish, in addition to the define of the fish embroidered in crystals.
The home of Koma is a sturdy enterprise: Final season the designer debuted footwear and this time round he’s venturing into purses. He calls them challenges that he finally overcomes and it’s basically what retains him enthusiastic about trend.
After attending the AmfAR Gala 2023, he has walked away with one other concept: excessive jewellery — both at his personal label or a collaboration with a giant jewellery home.