With his Autumn / Winter 2014 collection David Koma continued to explore his trademark A-line silhouettes and tailored dresses. These elements strengthened the designer’s signature, while he also introduced exciting new details. Black leather strips were hand-woven into grid patterns which served as a re-interpretation of corsetry. It blended seamlessly with the garments’ halter necklines. While still decidedly sexy, the Koma woman got business-ready with jackets, trousers and a few turtlenecks.
When it comes to materials, pony skin served as embellishment on sleeves, belts and cropped jackets in patches of tone-on-tone texture blocking. It joined supple leather and flocked chiffon in a selection of striking surfaces. Two ultraviolet head-to-toe outfits provided a jolt of colour in a palette of blue, black and grey. The last look – a cobalt blue skater dress in pony skin with bands of black leather arranged in a cage-like bodice and a panel of sheer mesh – perfectly encapsulated the themes of the collection.