Damir Doma

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.

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Doma presented an assemblage of Asian cutting and rugged Celtic elements: high and wide cotton Kendo pants and judo jackets

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.

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He used scratchy chalk-stripe wool dusters for guys

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.