Damir Doma F/W 2017
Neo Minimalism of the warm kind
Let’s warm our hands in applause for Damir Doma. After fighting one’s way through a forest of sporty tailoring for 48 hours in Milan, what a breathe of fresh air to witness this rugged, ragged and rockin’ Co-Ed collection.
It all felt very new: from the scratchy chalk-stripe wool used to make brilliant puckered and knotted cocktail dresses for women; to the The Outlaw Josey Wales dusters for guys.
All together it was a savvy assemblage of Asian cutting and rugged Celtic elements: high and wide cotton Kendo pants and judo jackets, shown with Aran sweaters and Scottish crofter like tweeds.
Though redolently downtown, with its dark asymmetrical flight jackets, Doma can take his aesthetic uptown. Like a perfectly cut cocktail, divided vertically in two into coopery silk and burnt orange velvet – a brilliant head-turner.
“Minimalism is too cold for today, so I wanted to combine minimalism with ethnic ideas. To warm it up,” smiled Doma, attired in a artfully worn cable sweater backstage.