Discover DAVID KOMA‘s Spring Summer 2021 collection, that celebrates the tennis world’s fashion culture, presented on September 22nd, with film directed by Maria Ines Afonso, as part of London Fashion Week. The collection explores player’s self-expression inside the game’s strict dress codes. For SS21 season David Koma created sporty retro-futuristic looks that merge performance of materials made for movement with haute couture craftsmanship.
“In lieu of fashion shows, the court becomes the runway. Here, David Koma captures in film his interpretation of the tennis wardrobe. The classic silhouette of the tennis dress is reconstructed in magnified and suspended volumes. Tiered or ballooned gowns echo the memory of sporty lines in sectioning construction, while structured bustiers, bras and sleeve tops blur the lines between the properties of sportswear and eveningwear. A key exercise in the tennis uniform, adornment materialises in crystal mesh dresses, bouclé jackets with abundant plexi floral embellishment, and eveningwear ornamented with elaborate crystal motifs native to the tennis world.
Plissé – a tennis trademark – is adapted in logo mini dresses with invigorating floral prints, the eternal polo shirt is elongated into dress form, and cable knits nod at the heritage wardrobe of the game. Separates fabricated in breathable eco lycra adopt the sensibilities of activewear into the daytime dressing, while shapes borrowed from menswear set an oversized tone for denim pieces. The palette embodies the optimism of sportswear in saturated blues, reds and greens enhanced by the contrasts of optical white and deep black. ” – From David Koma