LFW AW20: David Koma

A CELEBRATION of British heritage, David Koma presents a blend of fashion history with his AW20 collection − all within the scope of the fashion house’s signature ultra-glamorous aesthetic. Taking place on the 42nd floor of the Leadenhall building, a 225 metre tall skyscraper in central London, the view reflected the themes of the collection − unfortunately on a rather grey and rainy day − overlooking Victorian architecture and super-contemporary glass buildings, the reality of modern day life.


A time-warp of British trends, Koma combines trends like structured corsets, refined tailoring, and sports-luxe, mismatching elements in the exploration of the future of London style. Bicycle short and bomber jackets are paired with tailored blazers and cable-knitwear, making for a eclectic and varied collection. Some of the more tailored pieces, featuring particularly London famous prints like houndstooth and check, felt vintage Burberry inspired. Even the buildings of London began to manifest throughout the collection, with structured, embellished dresses made to reflect the city’s most iconic buildings, like the Shard and the Gherkin.

Party-wear for the urban woman, perhaps the strongest part of the collection was the embellishments. In true Koma-esque style, carefully arranged rhinestones, and sequins graced many of the pieces, a clever twist on contemporary London streetwear. If you could summarise the inspiration for the collection in one line, think London by night.

by Emma Hart

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