London Fashion Week: David Koma & Holly Fulton
Central St Martins graduate David Koma has already dressed Cheryl Cole and Beyonce in his fairly short career. His clingy and futuristic dresses are instantly recognisable for their coverings of fluted, burnished and jingly ionised copper.
His s/s11 show though was softer, opening with fluted skater skirts in crem and baby pink – the sort of thing a retro fifties alien might wear to a futuristic ice cream parlour. The Jetsons could hve been a reference but there was nothing cartoonish about these eminently elegant ensembles.
He followed with more idiosyncratic pencil skirts and body-con cocktail dresses, panelist with gold lame and able print, topped off with frilled black snakeskin peplums.
Chezza and Queen Bee will no doubt be back for more, although the two phases of the collection seemed to suit each of them rather specifically – Cheryl in her sugarplum shades, Beyonce in something a bit fiercer.
Holly Fulton showed more of her signature art deco proud and hecily embellished shift dresses, dripping in sequins and chunky beads. Where she has often taken a Sixties line of minidresses and trapeze skirts, her summer pieces nodded toward to the Seventies trend that is emerging pretty much everywhere, with printed silk palazzo pantsand blouses, and wispy vest and skirt combos featuring yet more snakeskin.
Fulton’s accessories once again deserve a mention: from enormous geometric earrings to a clutch bag emblazoned with ‘holly says relax’, they were an outfit in themselves.Beyonce, cheryl cole, David Koma, Holly Fulton, London Fashion Week
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