For David Koma, the advent of 2021 ushered in a renewed sense of optimism. Between the record-time vaccine development and the revolutionary technology of Perseverance Mars Rover — there is no doubt that it is the scientific progress that inspires hope and constantly reshapes what our not-so-distant future looks like.
Fashion designers are inherently future-facing, but for Koma, none have been as influential in their approach as Pierre Cardin. The news of his passing late last year set David on a path to a rediscovery of Cardin's work in the 60's era. The result – a retrofuturistic Autumn-Winter 2021 collection, with a nod to an inspirational figure from Koma's artistic journey. The designer utilises juxtapositions to create a range that is both novel and timeless.