Thursday, November 18

Introducing: Kamola SS11

When I think back, one of the best things about taking my first course at LCF was to meet all these people who would go on to do very different things in the industry after university. Kamola is one of those people. She first attended the prestigious Instituto Marangoni before moving to London and spending the last three years laying the foundations for her namesake brand and putting together her first collection for FW10.
Kamola has, since then, been brought on by On|Off at their numbernine store and showed her SS11 line. Last weekend, I was lucky enough to attend their preview where I had the rare treat of choosing what I wanted to see on the model! The collection is quite simply a breath of fresh air. Kamola has shifted from the femme noir body-con she did for winter to a very modern aesthetic based on structure. She cleverly played with angles creating interesting looks like the side-slit silk shorts paired with the asymmetric printed top. My favourite part of the collection, however, were the exquisite prints. Kamola personally handpicked them in Uzbekistan (her home country) where they are all handmade with silk. The result is extraordinary on the inside of the garments. The collection is completed with a beautiful colour palette (soft yellows, apple greens and pale pinks) and selective silks and chiffons, which play with the concept of a structured sexiness in the most contemporary manner.
Check out the rest of the SS11 collection and the FW10 line at Kamola's website.
You can buy Kamola online at Lila Boutique, Not just a label.
I'm off.

[Pictures: Kamola, soVIPzone]


Cupcake said...

Very tribal! Beautiful lines.

Tonio said...

WOW veri tribal,
It reminds me to gucci form last summer, don´t you think? only the fabric, shape is way unique.

Thanks for sharing, I´ve already took a peep through their website and they rock, makes me want to post about them.

Jazzy E (hivennn) said...

lovely x hivennn.