London Fashion Week Spotlight: David Koma

Beyoncé once sang that, if she were a boy, she would quite like to hang out, drink some beers with the guys and turn off her phone. Frankly, Bey-Bey, you are WASTING that opportunity, but that’s your business. If I were a girl, I’m pretty sure I would want to be David Koma‘s girl, and spend my time stomping around town in his amazing creations, getting into all sorts of mischief…

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Plenty of celebrity ladies, Mrs. Carter included, have been doing just that of late – the lovely Jennifer Lawrence wore a dress by the Georgia-born Central Saint Martins grad to last year’s GLAAD Awards (god bless J-Law, doing her bit for the gays), Kylie has performed in his clothes, and the original bad girl, Naomi Campbell, is a fan. And who wouldn’t be? I mean, just look at these dresses…

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They are pretty fierce, wouldn’t you say? For me, one of the greatest things that fashion can do is empower a person, and I can’t help but feel that these clothes would empower any woman wearing them. I mean, sure, to really pull if off you might have to forego the pastry section at Pret every morning, and perhaps spend lunchtime on a treadmill rather than scoffing down a sandwich, but assuming you could get into them, these clothes would surely make you feel like you could do anything.

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There was leather and pony-skin, the harnessing Koma showed last season was back (and I did not mind at all – if it ain’t broke and all that…), there were skater skirts and pleats, and the whole thing was nearly exclusively black, save for a couple of white (as above) and deep purple looks.

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Koma is a busy man – he has recently become Creative Director of Mugler on top of designing his own line – but it’s not wonder that his skills are in high demand. The David Koma girl is strong, tough, confident and very sexy – who in their right mind would not want to be all of those things?

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