London Fashion Week spring 2016 is currently in full swing and we cannot help but notice the splendor that has already taken hold of the streets along with the runways. One fashion show in particular stands out for its more athletic twist with the tank tops and racer backs, making the David Koma spring/summer 2016 collection a rather intriguing one to take into consideration when planning our wardrobes for the warmer seasons of the coming year. Apparently we’re going to be enjoying the black and white shades for some time still, ensuring we have some nude in there to counteract the starkness of the two. Creamy colors abound, this is a rather lovely collection with some pieces we can definitely see added to our closets as a flirty but sophisticatedly sexy appeal. Plus, who does not want to keep up the youthful edge the David Koma looks provide?
The one thing that we absolutely love here is the designer’s obsession with waist definition, considering the fact that most women above a certain age have that particular problem when it comes to designer clothing. With the latest styles more on the loose, boxy and often skimpy side, it is nice to see pieces where one can be leggy without showing off too much, as well as feel sexy due to the balancing act of the waists done right. Ruffle edges, zipper corsets along with the fit and flare baby dolls that come both in leather and tulle are awesome, really redrawing a woman’s natural curves. The skirts that look to be bunched together through strips of fabric are intriguing enough as well, adding a warrior spirit to the otherwise Victorian-esque nature of the designs. Koma’s ideas about femininity are certainly to be commended and we look forward to seeing some more incredible looks by him throughout the coming year of 2016, especially since the sweet softness in his creations are always counteracted by a personality that redefines feminism. Strength and independence are the characteristics Koma loves to incorporate, putting together outfits that empower the ladies who deign to don the creations of a mastermind. In this case, we saw references to the martial arts as well, what with the obi belting and the streamline seams, showing off a more athletic body beneath it all.
Between the black, the white, the cream, the navy blue and the translucency of some of the materials, this was a very aesthetically pleasing collection to be walked down that runway. It was really nice to see the seasonal trends incorporated so beautifully and we can be assured that the audience at the show was just as captivated as the reviewers behind their computers watching the scenes unfold. Samurai breastplates of Swarovski gridding? Check. Corsets with ruffles to really define the tall waistline? Check. Sheer skirt falling from black leather sports bra? Most definitely a check. It appears as if we relish in the latest of David Koma’s works for there is little on the runway to compare.
Photos courtesy of Vogue