The SPOTLIGHT this week is on a designer who has taken the men’s fashion scene by storm, and now transferred his talent to womenswear, too.
Paris-based, Croatian-born designer, Damir Doma, first appeared on the fashion radar when he presented his debut menswear S/S ’08 collection on the official fashion calendar, followed up three years later with a prêt-à-porter womenswear collection for A/W ’10.
From the tucked away toile surroundings of his mother’s German atelier, Doma has gone onto work with esteemed names, including Belgian designer Raf Simons and Dirk Schönberger in Antwerp.
Doma’s design aesthetic draws inspiration from the worlds of architecture and art, and takes a somewhat pure direction, cancelling out embellishment and embroidery. With his design roots firmly entrenched in menswear, his womenswear collections display subtle androgyny intertwined with a highly wearable appeal.
For S/S ’12, Doma’s designs gave way to a focus on Grecian style, with flowing fabrics, draping and a palette of burnished gold, navy, burnt plum and paper gold, all the while keeping a modern sensibility to his looks.