David Koma’s new collection inspired by Georgian chokha spotlighted by VOGUE
21 February, 2017
Famous Georgian designer David Koma (Davit Komakhidze) whose exquisite dresses have been worn by celebrities such as Beyonce, Miranda Kerr, Jennifer Lopez, Gwyneth Paltrow, Emily Blunt, Cameron Diaz, Megan Fox, Eva Longoria, Jennifer Lawrence, Halle Berry, Kerry Washington and many others has been spotlighted by world media. This time the renowned designer presented his new collection inspired by Georgian national clothes and men’s wear chokha. His dresses decorated with Georgian warrior clothing elements attracted massive attention and received positive feedback
from the critics and leading fashion publications. Here is what VOGUE writes about Georgian designer and his recent fashion show:

"Raised in Saint Petersburg, Russia, but of Georgian descent, David Koma has not previously inserted any explicit references to his ethnicity in his work. Tonight that changed, as he added Caucasus-sourced detail aplenty to this season’s iteration of his ongoing meditation on precision fit power cladding. Afterward, looking as serene post-show as this reviewer has ever seen him, Koma was kind enough to unravel them. He said, “The starting point was this male war dress called the chokha, plus there is this very beautiful dance called the Kartuli—a dramatic clash between the male and the female.”

That translated into the shaggy llama collars and hems (chokha style, apparently) that bounced on his diamond-paneled, diagonal-cut minidresses, skirts, and parkas, cut high and low in black, olive, and tobacco-tinted orange. The grosgrain-lined twists and Plexiglas grids were meant as a runway imprint of the chokha-wearing gentlemen’s requisite bandolier of masrebi (bullets, in Georgian). Deep-V vest tops, slashed-shoulder suit jackets, and delicately strapped combat pants with nonfunctional tiny patch pockets inserted a more masculine aesthetic into a collection of looks that were more conventionally feminine. Minidresses shone with pinned meanderings of camouflage in green and silver or in black lace against a white background. Having Georgia on his mind helped Koma muster a fine collection that should appeal to fans, whether they can dance the Kartuli or not", - VOGUE reports.

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