David Koma

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David Koma
დავით კომა
Born Tbilisi, Georgia
Nationality Georgian
Education Central Saint Martins
Occupation Fashion designer
Labels David Koma
Industry Fashion
Headquarters London, United Kingdom
Products Clothing
Website davidkoma.com
Ivanka Trump wears a paneled tea skirt by David Koma, Feb. 2017

David Komakhidze (Georgian: დავით კომახიძე) known as David Koma (stylized as DΛVID KOMΛ) is a Georgian fashion designer based in London, UK. He graduated in 2009 with a distinction in MA Fashion from Central Saint Martins after studying and completing his BA in Fashion Womenswear in 2007.

Personal life[edit]

David was born in Tbilisi, Georgia.[1] Koma has a younger brother and sister. His parents live in Saint Petersburg, Russia.

Career[edit]

He showcased his first collection at the age of 15 after studying Fine Art in Saint Petersburg.[2] He, for his SS11 collection at London Fashion Week, received a BFC Newgen Catwalk sponsorship.

Improving from the exhibition, he will show on-schedule at London Fashion Week. His graduate collection of sculptural, body-conscious dresses embellished with metal tubes and multicoloured chains won the Harrods Design Award.[3] Koma was the Vauxhall Fashion Scout’s Merit Award winner 2009.[4]

In December 2013, House of Thierry Mugler announced that David Koma is the new artistic director.[1][5][6] He replaced Nicola Formichetti, who left the company in April 2013 to work for the Italian brand Diesel.

See also[edit]

  • Lako Bukia, Georgian fashion designer based in London
  • Tata Naka, Georgian dress label based in London

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Socha, Miles (12 December 2013). "Thierry Mugler Names David Koma Artistic Director". WWD. Retrieved 13 December 2013. 
  2. ^ David Koma at London Fashion Week 2013 Idol Eyes
  3. ^ Alexander, Hilary (21 February 2009). "David Koma, MA Graduate of Central Saint Martins receives award". Telegraph.co.uk. Retrieved 2009-09-13. 
  4. ^ Bumpus, Jessica (3 August 2009). "Talent Scout Winner". Vogue UK. Retrieved 2009-09-13. 
  5. ^ David Koma for Mugler ELLE magazine
  6. ^ David Koma nommé directeur artistique de Mugler Vogue.fr