Probably one of the most directional new men’s wear labels right now is by Damir Doma. Born in Croatia, schooled in Germany and mentored in Paris by none other than Raf Simons. Each outfit from every season is soulful and conceptual. Damir Doma design are very cerebral, from the choice of sheer fabric to the cut, and drape layering of the clothes there are always a touch of melancholy and spirituality.
Designer Doma said that his works were influenced by artist such as Joseph Beuys and Gerhard Richter whose works are about the tension between fact and fiction, critical and theoretical within the context of modernist and minimalist discourse. Damir Doma’s clothes always have that essence of tension between hard and soft, raw and delicate. His choice of colours which are just black, white and gray put them on minimalist aesthetics veering towards complex sensibility of modern masculinity.
I would love to own just even one outfit from his collection even though I know it best suited for a guy who read and recite Sartre or Foucault. I on the other hand can recite every line from the movie “Cruel Intention”.
Damir Dmd Spring/Summer 2009 - Part 1