Monday, September 27, 2010

London Fashion Week Spring 2011: Part 2

by Christine Suppes, Editor-at-Large

David Koma
Vauxhall Fashion Scout 2009 Merit winner David Koma presented ballet-inspired dresses, starting with very pale and delicate, almost tutu like, before adding bold stripes. My initial feeling is that these would be fun dresses to wear, and would make an entrance with a lot of impact. I’d like to see what Koma does with trousers and suits, because the ethereal collection is best suited to the evening---not that there is anything wrong with that! Accessories included knuckle dusters and bold cuffs of gold and hematite. Faux python was used as accents in belts and on the stripes of the chiffon or wool dresses. A true talent, it will be interesting to see how David Koma evolves.

Photos by Marcus Tondo, 2010

Holly Fulton
Miss Futon claims Joan Collins as her muse, which is forgivable in England, where the then young and very beautiful Miss Collins got her start. You must forget about Dynasty when viewing this collection. It is a kind of early sixties trip—again to the French Rivera—with swim suit ensembles and dresses with a lot of impact. No subtle looks here. Yellow Paten leather dresses lasered with martini glasses, along with Python, pony skin and raffia So much was going on in each garment that it was often had to focus. Miss Fulton claims the Memphis school as an inspiration. She is a winner of the awards at the British Fashion Awards in 2009, Elle New Designer 2010 and Scottish Young designer of the year in both 2009 and 2010.
Photos by Yannis Vlamos, 2010

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