May 10, 2017 | By Carlene Thomas Bailey
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Paris: Serenity and balance dawned in Damir Doma’s latest Pre-Fall offering. The designer’s work seemed harmoniously linked with his Men’s collection, confessing; “The Women’s was born from the Men’s, it’s about finding that balance.” Doma seemed to have mastered this balance – his collection offered rustic and refined pieces with an androgynous, timeless identity. Chalk-ike pinstripes and fringed salvage finishes were inherited from the men’s collection, adding rawness and dimension to layered knitwear and softness to the edges of an asymmetric white midi dress. Fastenings looked inherently crafted; natural horn buttons and bone-like toggles looked pleasantly earthy and tough. Elsewhere, details were more delicately applied – a jacquard patterning was underpinned with blocks of acid yellow upon a delicate column dress, and a thin industrial strap fastening completed a light wool wrap shirt. Doma’s coats were standout, mainly lapel-less in brushed wools and fringe detailing, imposing and oversized in silhouette .The collection felt symbolic and minimalist and a nod to the origins of his artsy, nomadic style. – Anna Ross
Theme: Artsy Nomadic
Key Items: Lapel-less coats / Asymmetric wrapped top / Layered knits / Button down cardigan / Column Dress
Colour: Thyme Green / Cumin Brown / Sulphuric Yellow / Slate / White Smoke / Black Olive
Materials and Trims: Brushed wool / Felt / Wool / Silk / Cotton / Natural raw finish fringing
Print and Pattern: Delicate jacquards / Patchwork / Jute Embroidery / Chalk Stripes
Accessories and Footwear: Chunky lace up Army boots / Faux fur flats / Wool slip ons / Geometric resin wrist cuffs
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