Prima Aria: Damir Doma Spring 2016
Nuanced with a human touch, Damir Doma proposes the first chapter of his milanese womenswear story, demonstrating an ascetic journey of evolving process, a raw and diaphanous line emerges through the collection - proliferating airs of artisanal purism and a sense of unfinished ease.
"Leaving something incomplete makes it interesting and gives the feeling that there is room for growth"
Yoshida Kendo (1283 - 1350)
Relating the subtle discord of soft tailoring and segmented flou, an undone silhouette explores the dry textures of weightless pincheck cotton, brushstroke striped devoré, grained crepe silk, burlap linen, and technical transparencies, sheer fabrics are layered in a ceramic palette of pearl grey, ivory, and optic white, posed against black and navy to reflect serene and rustic opposites.
Asymmetric swing skirts flick past the knee for a dropped silhouette that extends into column skirts and full tailored trousers, balancing the flyaway quality of sleeveless shirts and slip-dresses 360º draping results in tied and twisted blouses, light structured shirting, and bunched sash dresses caught by beaten buckles, rough ‘twine’ check appears seared into poplin and inverted tapestry dots trace spill across cotton check, whilst fringed and patchwork knit skirts and sweaters enforce a sense of fragile antiquity.
Enamel cabochon brooches and necklaces form a brutal and aligned embellishment reflected in polished disc leather sandals, and marquise-shaped accordion clutch furthers the collection’s delicate, linear framework. Damir Doma reveals exclusive first look at the Nike ‘payaa’ with the enthusiastic support of Nikelab, the day before it’s worldwide release on Monday, September 28th.