Musings on collecting and the path of a millennial wanderer inflect the Spring Summer 2018 collection by Damir Doma with a radical democracy, as an abstract narrative of pattern and textures defines doma’s cast of characters. Grounded in the familiar, their garments border convention through dynamic gestures of cut and craft, as the patina of time intersects with latent athleticism.
Drawstrings, dissected panels, and asymmetric corset ties create new volumes for an ample silhouette: unexpected draping alters archetypal pieces from the trenchcoat to blousons, blazers, and masculine shirting. Surface effects abound as bleach spots, swirling embroideries, pointillist dot corrosion prints, self-striped jacquards and overpainted fil coupé florals create moments of mixed media in light, fluid layers of cotton silk and linen blends, patchwork denim, silk georgette, crisp poplin, and a mosaic jacquard. The palette diverges from summer neutrals to cold shots of grass green, marigold, violet and lavender.
In partnership with historical Italian label Lotto, a jersey capsule distills the brand’s geometric logo as a bold stamp wound around sportswear separates, whilst their white tennis shoes are finished with a pale terracotta veneer. Artisanal derbies and clogs by officine creative feature grosgrain ankle ties and are crafted in smooth leather and the season’s floral prints.
The new nita sunglasses by Mykita / Damir Doma are constructed in lightweight stainless steel and featured the controlled chaos of a scribble-effect wire frame. Beaten bronze jewellery by slim barrett bears accents of sterling silver in bold wheel motifs and fine fob chain details that hang as earrings, pendants, and brooches.