David Koma: Ready-to-wear SS17
David Koma’s SS17 show was about eggs. Russian eggs. As in, Faberge eggs, rather than the food stuff. It was actually about Russia in general, Russia at the beginning of the 20th century. Think: Anastacia, he Imperial family, Tsarinas frolicking about the Winter palace. Possibly. Our history isn’t great. But imagine that through the lens of the 1960s – because this was the Russian princess imbued with the designer’s sense of modernism – the silhouette, in typical Koma style, was lean, tight and sexy, hems cut off at the knee (not at all egg-like) the glamour heightened with the addition of a billowing gigot sleeve. There was also a touch of the uniform to this – or let’s call it ceremonial garb – sculpted waistcoats, crystal coverings, bauble-style fastenings. All together? A right royal Rusian romp. Fabulous.