David Koma | LFW SS 17
London Fashion Week counts designers of many nationalities, and David Koma, who was born in Tbilisi, Georgia, and trained in Saint Petersburg, chose to explore his roots for the first time in his young career.
He opted to give early 20th-century court dress, the last gasp of the imperial Romanov family, a modernist spin. He etched the theme lightly within the narrow framework of his sharp and sexy aesthetic.
Most of the silhouettes were short and tight, to which he added three main Russian motifs: puffed sleeves; hussar bullion and detailing; and Fabergé embellishments.