Images by Randy Harris.
While his name has been around for awhile, Damir Doma’s peculiar aesthetic and the intense experience of his shows—along with a recently opened shop and the support and collaboration of Samuel Drira, editor-in-chief of the non-compromising fashion magazine/object ENCENS—made the designer one to watch at Paris Fashion Week.
Revealed in the white cube of the experimental contemporary art museum Palais De Tokyo, Doma inaugurated a dark, romantic catwalk ceremony. The clothing was a savant mix of soft tailoring and oversized volume in light linen with monastic giant coats and jackets. The enveloping soundtrack deepened the feeling of ancient ritual vestment, yet the show was still notably modern. Undertoned greys and whites lead off, followed by a suite of dark red outfits, which brought the show to its climax and preceded a calming trance of deep blacks. On his way to becoming a cult designer, Damir Doma has already drawn us into his own personal cult: a light transcendence into which we willingly fall.
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