David koma has become the latest womenswear designer to launch a capsule collection for young fashion chain Topshop.
The collection, due to launch this month, features five items and reflects Koma’s signature style of bodycon silhouettes embellished with cylindrical silver detailing.
Highlights include a backless fitted dress (£350), halterneck dress with embellishment (£350) and a sleeveless dress with plunging neckline and leather contrast trim around the bottom (£300). Only 30 pieces of each design will be available.
Koma, who was the recipient of NEWGEN funding for spring 11, said: “Topshop signifies youth and modernity and its spirit evokes ‘cool London.’ It was really exciting to work with the Topshop team as I felt they understood me as a designer and appreciated my need to make a high quality product without compromising the design aesthetic, quality of fabric or finishing. They helped make my vision a reality and I’m thrilled with the result.”
Topshop senior buyer Rachael Proud added: “David epitomises the directional but feminine look that appeals to our Topshop girl. It was important for the collection to stay true to the luxe element of his work, and to do this we needed to use premium fabrics and his signature shapes and metalwork. Fans of David’s work will not be disappointed.”
Koma graduated from Central Saint Martins in March 2009 with distinction, and has since been honing his trademark style, encompassing heavy embellishments, bold use of colour and a powerful sexuality.
Separately, Religion is due to launch an accessories concession in Topshop’s Oxford street store today.