David Koma AW’11

by Adam the Editor

The AW’11 collection from NEWGEN sponsored David Koma was said to be inspired by Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama. This inspiration translated into the use of repetition and pattern on garments. The reinterpretation of spot motifs also featured heavily across a range of pieces. Laser cutting techniques were also employed to great effect on both cashmere wool and soft Nappa leather.

David also collaborated with contemporary photographer, Oleg Dou to create a series of digital prints that featured on a range of garments. Further inspiration was obtained by looking at the style of Leigh Bowery, whom famously disguised his appearance, through the use of polka dots and pom poms to obscure Dou’s face print motifs.

The colour palette featured nude, black and grey with bursts of blue, yellow, red, pink and green. Definitely not the traditional AW colour palette but one that works nevertheless.

Such a great collection with very wearable, stylish pieces. If I was a woman I know I’d be wearing David Koma for AW’11.

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