David Koma

David Koma is a London-based fashion designer synonymous with an ultra body-contouring silhouette. Inspired by the female form, Koma’s heavily embellished statement dresses have projected the young designer onto the international stage.


September 22nd 2015

David Koma Spring Summer 2016, London Fashion Week

Skimpy tank shapes and racer-backs gave an athletic cast to David Koma’s Spring collection, as always hinged on body-con, leggy dresses and second-skin jumpsuits. The designer, who is also creative director at Mugler in Paris, is obsessive about defining the waist: here demarcated with ruffle-edged, zipper-streaked corsets or lashed with bandage-like strips. Executed mainly in…

July 2nd 2015

David Koma Resort 2016

For David Koma’s debut resort collection, the designer said he wanted to look at athleticism as a source of inspiration – that and the colors and textures of empty swimming pools. Koma — who is also creative director at Mugler  — has generated designs that skim the body, at times with sculptural flourishes. While the…

February 25th 2015

David Koma Autumn Winter 2015 Collection London Fashion Week

“I wanted to make it a bit more carefree,” said David Koma before his Autumn Winter show at London Fashion Week last Sunday. Koma, who is also the creative director at Mugler in Paris, referenced Pierre Cardin and André Courrèges as inspirations for his Autumn Winter 2015 collection and this could be seen in the minidresses,…

July 31st 2014

David Koma Opens Up About the New Mugler

Determined to honor his own vision, while subtly nodding to old-school styles, David Koma has set out to create a modern wardrobe rather than a spectacle for his first Mugler collection. Here, he speaks about avoiding the archive, his plans for Mugler, and what it means to respect a legacy. What role has Mugler’s designs played…

February 6th 2014

4TUNE #06: David Koma

David Koma’s growing reputation as a designer of geometric balance, sculptural brilliance and monochrome tones saw him appointed creative director at the iconic Paris fashion house Mugler last year. 2013 also saw the designer creating custom-made bodysuits for Beyonce’s world tour, and with fellow singers Rhianna and Kylie Minogue regularly seen in the designer’s wares,…

December 19th 2013

Mugler Names David Koma Artistic Director

David Koma has been named creative director at Mugler. Koma fills the position left vacant by Nicola Formichetti, who has since moved to Diesel. “We want to write a new page for Mugler, putting it back on the map in the fashion business,” said Virginie Courtin-Clarins, director of development, marketing and communications. “We have the…

September 24th 2010

David Koma S/S 11 Women's Wear At London Fashion Week

David Koma’s past collection’s have often embodied a powerful, confident woman through sculptural and heavily embellished designs. His S/S 11 show at London Fashion Week opened with a change of scene as feminine ‘ballerina inspired’ sugary pink dresses floated down the runway. The Central Saint Martins graduate claimed his inspiration for spring/summer was “Fernand Léger,…

August 20th 2010

David Koma Interview

Having not long graduated from the prestigious Central Saint Martin, London with an innovative MA collection, and two successful show seasons at London Fashion Week, David Koma has built himself an exciting reputation as one of London’s hottest new talents. This reputation has just earned him a place amongst next seasons NEW GEN, with a…