London Trend Week coincides with the anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II’s loss of life final yr.
Georgian-born designer David Koma paid homage to the late monarch in his spring 2024 present.
“The place to begin was photographs of Queen Elizabeth attending the Chelsea Flower Present. I [also] got here throughout photographs of her as a younger princess through the Second World Struggle, when she skilled as a mechanic and a driver,” stated the designer in a preview.
Koma is synonymous with distinction of soppy and exhausting. This time, his bodycon clothes and sultry designs grew to become gently swish with the rose motifs that he embroidered, printed and pinned onto the runway seems.
The roses had been a touch to England’s nationwide flower, in addition to a reference to the roses present in “The Lady on a Motorbike,” starring Marianne Faithfull and Alain Delon, the place their love-making scene is hid by a bunch of purple roses.
“Within the movie, she wears this leather-based jumpsuit, she’s reimagined as a biker and I fairly appreciated the tagline of the movie, ‘bare below leather-based,’” stated Koma.
Pores and skin and sensuality is a key a part of his enterprise — the designer is a go-to title for actors and fashions on the purple carpet and musicians on tour.
This summer season Koma created a number of seems for Beyoncé’s “Renaissance World Tour” and he used the monitor “Alien Celebrity” for his grand present on the Tate Trendy.
Koma’s Queen Elizabeth seems is probably not modest sufficient for a monarch or Kate Middleton, however in the case of pop-culture queens, it hits the bullseye.