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david koma portrait David Koma New Artistic Director at Mugler

Portrait of David Koma / Courtesy of Mugler

Mugler’s New Artistic Director – Georgian-born designer David Koma has been announced as the new artistic director of Mugler, replacing former Lady Gaga stylist Nicola Formichetti. At 28 years old, Koma is well-known for his sleek silhouettes and bodycon dresses, a cool fit for the brand. “I am deeply honored to take up the role of Artistic Director at Mugler – a House for which I have the utmost admiration and respect,” Koma says. “For me, Mugler is the most extraordinary fashion house with an undeniably audacious heritage.” Look out for his first collection in June 2014 during resort 2015 season, and Koma will present his first runway show in September of next year.

david koma spring 2014 1 David Koma Spring 2014 | London Fashion Week

Koma’s Woman Warrior – Inspired by the Japanese samurai, David Koma presented a structured outing for his eponymous label’s spring 2014 collection. The new season focused on strict lines and geometric shapes with color-blocking elements in black, white and electric blue. The Georgian designer’s signature body conscious dresses were out in full force; leather and bonded neoprene curved into A-line skirts and asymmetrical folds with a slightly sporty attitude. Tying into his samurai inspiration, the Koma’s woman uniform for spring combines warrior-like strength and graceful elegance.

alys hale1 Alys Hale in David Koma by Paul Scala for <em>V Magazine Online</em>

Autumn WrapSonny Groo interviews Georgian designer David Koma for a recent feature found on V Magazine Online. Model Alys Hale sports Koma’s sleek designs of leather and circular motifs in Paul Scala’s outdoor photographs. Cropped hair by Maarit Niemela and understated makeup by Anita Keeling complete the futuristic look. / Styling by Sonny Groo

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