With Japanese military-inspired designs, David Koma’s Spring/Summer 2014 catwalk presentation suggested a powerful feminine theme juxtaposed with zen-like lines in a collection that consisted of structured geometric dresses and two-piece sets.
The first few looks included A-line monochrome dresses, some with mesh inserts followed by royal and powdered blue dresses. The girls had their hair slicked back suggesting a clean, militant aesthetic which didn’t distract from the beautifully tailored dresses. Other key pieces included light pink straight cut skirts paired with geometric crop tops. Koma created movement through pleated skirts which were reminiscent of armour yet provided the collection with an overall blend of tough militant and futuristic female.
This season Koma was inspired by the Japanese practice of Kyudo which balances meditation and martial arts through virtue, truth and beauty. This was evident in Koma's clean and sharp signature silhouettes and the emphasis on fabrics such as leather. The pieces effectively told the story of Kyudo drum-based music creating a strong and powerful presence of Koma’s feminine warrior woman.