So, this may feel like stuff we’ll see people don for a big flashy music party, but the inspiration was, apparently, soccer. As in football, as in The Beautiful Game:
The Tbilisi, Georgia–born designer’s doubling down on Brit culture led him—as is often the way—to football, and so his fall 2022 muses were not supermodels but sports players and supporters. Even hooligans.
He had one particular goal scorer in mind. Trailblazing winger Lily Parr, who Koma came across during a trip to the National Football Museum when up north for a wedding. Parr played for the Dick, Kerr Ladies team in the ’20s and ’30s. The letters DKL spoke to Koma and so he imbued his latest work with the spirit of the woman who paved the way for more females on the pitch. Then he added diamonds.
I would love to see a photoshoot where World Cup stars suit up in this and kick balls at things. Give Megan Rapinoe some BOOTS, please. And then also Megan Thee Stallion.