So last weekend was fun, I went to three shows for London Fashion Week (was meant to go to four…oops) but the David Koma LFW SS16 show killed it on Sunday. Sunday was day three of LFW and so far…so underwhelming (like Tyga’s career). From the shows I’d attended and those that had already shown on the schedule, I was super sad at the level of London Fashion Week so far – I’m not throwing shade, the looks just haven’t been So Versailles enough for me – nothing had made my heart stop temporarily, nothing made me salivate ever so slightly…yet. Then I watched the David Koma show.
Here’s some notes on London Fashion Week is general: the new event space is in a car park in Soho, yes a car park, complete with drastically inclined ramps. I know this because I stomped my way up them, and thanked myself for not wearing stilettos, whilst losing my breath and trying not to let it show (which made it worse, I almost passed out) because being un-fit is NOT fashion. Maybe they did it on purpose like an assault course, only the fittest and most determined to see the show actually make it up there…then again someone did zoom past me on a golf buggy. I should have feigned an injury… The other observation from LFW is that there are 4 types of people attending: those who are attending for their job (usually buyers) so aren’t out to impress, those who dress on-trend (black floppy hat and Dior shades), those who dress unlike any sane human being, and those who are just naturally stylish and don’t live by trends. Guess which person I was… (You better answer correctly).
David Koma SS16
I decided to wear pretty much all my signature pieces: a harness, something neoprene (skater skirt), a polo neck, a killer military jacket and a pair of ever so slightly thug heels.
Enough about me, the highlight of my weekend was the David Koma show which I attended on Sunday morning, though I shan’t lie, I was resentful of the fact that I was thieved of a lie-in but if anything was worth it, it was the sculptural silhouettes of the Koma show. The collection was all about layering, but not as we know it – open zipped skirt slits revealed transparent skirts underneath, dresses that looked like skirts over tops, a super high waisted trouser layering a tank. The cropped, exposing of the midriff trend and two-pieces was not a thing with Koma this collection. Again, dark/nude tones for Spring/Summer and sparkle is not used sparingly (alway a good thing). I’m particularly obsessed with the sharp tailored jackets and the uber high-waisted ruffle skirt/dress things…I’m not sure what they are but I love them.
Jacket: Ralph Lauren
Polo Neck: Uniqlo
Shoes: Tommy Hilfiger
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