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David Koma Fall 2022 Ready-to-Wear Collection

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David Koma decided to become a British citizen this year and began approaching his “adopted country with a new awareness”. The Tbilisi, Georgia-born designer who dubbed British culture led him – as is often the case – to football, and so his Fall 2022 muses were not models but sportsmen and women. supporters. Even hooligans.

He had a particular goalscorer in mind. Pioneer winger Lily Parr, whom Koma met on a trip to the National Football Museum on his way up north for a wedding. Parr played for the Dick, Kerr Ladies team in the 20s and 30s. The DKL letters spoke to Koma and so he imbued his latest work with the spirit of the woman who paved the way for more women on field. Then he added diamonds.

Koma’s signature seductive crystals have intermingled with more British tropes this season, which take on new meaning in light of the designer’s citizenship. In her hands, the crown jewels have become rhinestone harnesses; the roses were made of silk macrame; and fashionable polo shirts transformed into cocktail dresses. If this looks like a tourist memorabilia hat trick, from the outside it was business as usual. “Of course there’s glitz and glamour,” he said with a smile.

Rather, it was the venue for the show – an arena-like space near London’s O2 – that echoed the vastness of a football stadium. Koma initially wanted to book Wembley, but had to settle for sweeping Docklands views and some grassy facilities. No matter; when the David Koma woman stepped onto the catwalk, particularly in the designer’s new “dangerous” stiletto boots, all eyes were on her. “I like to feel an inner strength in girls,” said Koma, who was spurred on by the boost the negligee trend gave her brand.

The man who helped move the goalposts for sparkling evening wear now pays the same attention to outerwear, the kind that’s perfect for shoulders on the way to the locker room. On the face of it, he also expects to score in this category.