Old reimagined as new, with the new effortlessly morphing into futuristic: this is what David Koma’s fall / winter 2013 collection tries to emphasize, at least in appearance. After a brief look at the extraordinary garments that walked down the runway, one could hardly guess that Koma’s inspiration this season was triggered by music, more precisely by the shape and essence of an old vinyl record. Joyful, finely detailed and clearly pointing forward, the line up symbolizes the designer’s desire to experiment with happiness. And for him music is purest bliss.
At a closer look, the structured shawl collars did seem to perfectly mirror the striations of an old record, and as soon as the understanding hits, everything else in the collection appears as hinting towards music and melodic references, with the silhouettes borrowing from the classic shape of a vinyl record or from a musical instrument whenever the case. Dipped in classic colors, Koma’s experimenting techniques focused entirely on quilting and stitching. Mixing leather, jersey, organza and velvet with intricate laser cuts and geometric renderings, this season’s collection felt new, dynamic and inspiring. A real delight.
You can see all of the David Koma autumn (fall) / winter 2013 runway collection by clicking on a thumbnail on the left. From there you can browse through each of the pictures from the fashion show.
Photography by Imaxtree