The relationship between futuristic body conscious garments and tribal influences was the main theme of David Koma’s spring 2012 catwalk presented during London fashion week. The designer, known for his innovative approach to architectural forms, presented a very interesting body con silhouette. The collection constructed with the devotion to top to toe tribal amazement, reveals all body patchwork attributes including body art motifs and tattoo prints.
The sharp silhouettes bear a striking resemblance to Polynesian warriors. The line brings captivating perspex fabrication layers and geometrical statements of body-garment connection, leather detailing, kiltlike pleats, and structured sandals. The collection even if minimal with monochromatic white versus black composition accentuated with pink, bright yellow, turquoise, petrol green, sustains a very significant message behind it.
The touch of architectural form mixed with modern warrior aesthetics reinvents the art form embodied on apparel. That means adventure in a fashionable way, perhaps too experimental for typical streetwear yet precise for stage performance. The ferocity exposed by sharp cuts, sheer panels, or alluring shimmers of Perspex discs and tribal jewellery – derived from a collaboration with jewelry designer Sarah Angold – defines a fresh ideology of minimal sci-fi tribalism.
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