London Fashion Week SS2013: David Koma's tennis delights
The Olympics may have drawn to an close but great sportswear definitely has not as David Koma's tennis-inspired crop tops, shorts and t-shirt dresses hit the catwalk yesterday.
The collection was inspired by the female tennis stars of yesteryear that brought style and elegance to a sport once dominated by men, Suzanne Lenglen, Gussie Moran and Lea Pericoli. Influenced by these women Koma brought the tennis dress into modern day with his own mod-like spin.
With a strict colour palette of just grass green, tangerine orange, neat white and palatinate blue, Koma focused on structure, pleating and texture as well as layering with sheer to add new dimensions; we particularly liked his use of patent leathers over thick jersey.
Pattern-wise Koma kept things simple using graphics as both print and embroidery to give the symmetrical tennis-net print a three-dimensional, luxe appeal.
Keeping with theme, the new season heels provided by shoe designer Alain Quilici even featured real tennis racket handle grip. We even got to hop backstage and check out the little beauties right up close, why not have a peep at our gallery above?
One things for sure, if this is the attire then David Koma will have us all taking up tennis next year..