NEW YORK, NY September 24, 2013/FR/ Georgian designer, David Koma, graduated from Central Saint Martins in 2009. He has since gained a tight celebrity following and developed a unique style all his own. This season saw his signature futuristic, sculptural style take a new turn and look back to the ancient Japenese art of Kyudo. Kyodo is the Japanese marshal art of archery and a form of meditation based upon Zen philosophies. The color palette was largely monochrome, with injections of royal and powder blue. Shapes were strong: skirts were A-line with asymmetrical hems or tight pencil-cut just below the knees while rousers were cropped on the ankle. Hair was worn scraped back into tight ponytails and make-up was minimal as models walked with severe expressions in their samurai gear – the focus here was on the garments alone. Shoes complimented the collection perfectly in chunky heels with t-bars and ankle straps. Clear references to Kyodo warriors were seen in breastplates, harnesses and panelling, with holes punctured into every garment, bringing a sporty element to a highly structured, powerful collection.