At the age of 18, the now 26-year-old womenswear designer David Koma moved from his native Georgia to the U.K., where he earned his MA from London’s prestigious Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design. Koma has since won a number of awards for his architectural, body-contouring creations, which have been worn by superstars from Beyoncé to Lady Gaga.
Which of the Seven Deadly Sins best characterizes your collection?
Pride feels right.
Would your collection fit in better in heaven or hell?
It fits better on Earth, but it would be great if it could get into heaven.
What is your most extravagant desire?
To have original Caravaggio paintings in my studio.
How do you dress for a lazy day?
In a sweatshirt and old jeans.
What’s the most frustrating thing about your craft?
The speed of the industry. I just wish we could pause for a moment.
What designer are you most jealous of?
Nicolas Ghesquière. I think the man’s a genius.