January 18, 2016
By Marcellous L. Jones
Photos Courtesy of Damir Doma
Milan, Italy – The creations of the Croatian designer Damir Doma are many, many things. However, boring is a label that one cannot apply to them. And in this season, we see the designer doing the things that we love to see him doing most. That is to say combining a sense of creativity with real world practical styling.
In this new outing for Fall Winter 2016/17 Damir Doma gleefully breaks the North American tradition of proposing white to be worn after Labor Day. This writer agrees with that. He is really working his pieces with large proportions. These are found in the sleeves of his shirts, light coats and in the short-cut trousers. These pieces are constructed on cotton, knits, wool, leather and woven fabrics. All the pieces in the collection do not benefit from the large proportions formed by the huge volumes. Some of them are more closely cut to the body, as we see in the legs.
The white pieces are what grab the attention most from this collection. The sleeves are extremely long. These garments have unfinished, string edges. The Japanese inspirations that are inextricably linked to Damir Doma’s universe are indeed present. However here, they bless the collection with a Jedi feel. This is something that is very pleasing to the eye.