David Koma’s fashion designs are made for Really Dressing Up. Ritzy, risqué, silhouette-attentive—his high-octane pieces have amassed fans as big as Beyoncé. For Koma, however, it’s all about the craft. For the most part, our Zoom call is made up of him showing me various garments on screen: “sorbet pink” fabrics, metallic bomber jackets, koi fish constructed from iridescent gems, and massed silk threads shivering like seaweed. These are clothes that demand attention, whether glittering on a stage or walking This story is from Kinfolk Issue Fifty Buy Now Related Stories Fashion Issue 50 Capsule Wardrobes “At its most noble, it should make every purchase a special occasion.” Fashion Issue 50 Received Wisdom Marimekko’s creative director, Rebekka Bay, on leadership and finding the right work-life balance. Fashion Issue 49 Urban Doom A saturnine mélange of subversive styles. Design Fashion Issue 49 Reid Bartelme & Harriet Jung An inquiry into costume design. Fashion Films Issue 47 Farida Khelfa France’s fashion muse. Fashion Issue 47 Between Us The world looks brighter among old friends.