Spring – Summer 2014 – Sourcing for his Spring/Summer 2014 inspiration Koma turned his eye to the east looking at Japanese martial arts. Rigorous monochrome tones of bonded silk with leather-panel neck details; harness elements and asymmetrical hems open the show, echoing armour attire. His ideal client is “powerful and confident” like a martial artist. Peg-leg trousers with oversized rectangular pouches, wafting loose leather jackets and dresses with triangular inserts at the torso making the waist seem smaller, all inspired by the ancient Kyudo uniform.
Pleated skater skirts appeared in nude and black but it was the rays of blue ensembles that captured the audiences’ attention. Powder blue, deep blues and a more purple blue brought a fresh touch to the typical geometrical palette of monochrome. The blue juxtaposed from warrior women to a softer, feminine feel. Koma doesn’t pursue prints much but the riveting series of stripes were beautiful: keeping it coming Koma.