London Fashion Week: David Koma Spring Summer 2022 collection

With plenty of details that nodded to sport and swimwear, the incredible fashion designer, David Koma presented his latest Spring/Summer 2022 collection.

Fashion designer DAVID KOMA presented his Spring/Summer 2022 Collection, which explores classic swimwear in a contemporary way, as part of the ongoing London Fashion Week. The collection was inspired by the professional swimmer, vaudeville star, film actress, and writer Annette Kellerman, who popularized synchronized swimming, and was one of the first women to wear a one-piece swimsuit.

With an incredible biography to mention, Koma discovered his penchant for dress design at the young age of eight. David also studied Fine Art in St. Petersburg, showing his first collection at the age of 15. In 2003, David moved to London to take up a place at the prestigious Central Saint Martins, graduating with a distinction in MA Fashion in April 2009 under the mentorship of the late Professor Louise Wilson, OBE. He launched his eponymous label soon after and has gone to reach astronomical success, having recently caught the eye of some celebrities – including Jennifer Lopez, Cardi B, and Beyoncé – who have all shown off his creations on the red carpet.

The collection explores the fusion of synchronized swimming with a showgirl sensibility. The looks are featured in colours such as pale yellow neon, fuchsia, bubblegum pink, and aqua. It also includes plenty of details that nodded to sport and swimwear, from extra bright neon shades, colourblock patterns and curved lines. The signature also included crystal embellishments, sexy cutouts, and graphic silhouettes to striking effect, as the models walked through the steaming pool water.

“We worked on transforming swimwear into day wear and evening wear; modernizing it, using strong colours but with a minimalistic approach,” Koma said. “The colour palette was important this season because I really felt like coming back from all those hardcore times, we just needed the injection of bright, beautiful colours.” He added.