Examining the ephemeral quality of the human body, his designs encapsulate a measured study of proportion and a melange of textures – divining a juxtaposition of rough and refined. Silhouettes draw upon a myriad of inspirations from the worlds of art and architecture, foregoing embellishment and decoration for a purity of form.
Doma’s work is harmoniously linked by a sense of uniform and an obsessive interplay between shadow and light. Questioning the modern wardrobe, garments offer multiple expressions of identity – contrasting elements of androgyny with dress codes across cultural and historical spheres.
The Croatian-born designer grew up surrounded by toiles in his mother’s atelier in Germany and later studied fashion in Munich and Berlin, where he graduated in 2004. After gaining experience in the ateliers of Belgian designers Raf Simons and Dirk Schönberger in Antwerp, he relocated to Paris to join the Paper Rain group in 2007.
Damir launched his first menswear collection on the official schedule for the Spring Summer 2008 season, and three years later showed his first womens prét-à-porter collection for Autumn Winter 2010.
Having enjoyed considerable commercial success to date, the Damir Doma collections can be found in leading luxury and avant-garde boutiques across the globe – including Dover Street Market, L’Eclaireur, Atelier NY and Lift, Tokyo. Receiving acclaim from the international press, Damir Doma has appeared in influential publications including Vogue Paris, Purple Magazine, the New York Times & 10 Magazine.