11 December 2009

A Whisper



Damir Doma
Spring 2010

Ephemeral, fluid, sensual, fragile, serene, subtle, beautiful.

Damir Doma is one of the few designers whose body of work I find to be exemplary in terms of both design and skill. His fluid drapery and ostensibly fragile looks intrigue me for the complexities of masculinity which they seem to explore. There is something quite thought-provoking in the juxtaposition of hard and soft with which Doma plays.

Whilst on the surface his sheer jerseys and silks seem to be so wonderfully sensual and gentle, there is throughout his work an undercurrent of something darker and more powerful. One need only look at the deep crimsons and punchy reds from his Spring 2010 collection, which stand in such stark contrast to the soft and airy greys of his other looks. There is an unexpected strength which belies the fragility of the surface, and it is this strength which I admire in his designs.


Silent by Damir Doma

As is often the case with such conceptually driven designers, there is however the issue of wearability. Whilst I would happily don any of Doma's looks, there is for the average consumer the question of everyday functionality. In such cases a more diluted version of Doma's aesthetic is perhaps called for. As such, I was rather excited to see the announcement of a new, simpler line by Doma, simply entitled Silent.

The looks remain true to Doma's vision, and their comfortable sensuality is nothing short of alluring. I suppose that in the current economic climate the issue of accessibility is on the mind of many of the more conceptual designers. Comparisons can no doubt be made to Yamamoto's more accessible lines, Coming Soon and indeed Y3, in the light of his often complex and highly thoughtful main line work. I do however feel far more optimistic of Doma's offerings (poor Yohji), for although they are certainly strong in their effect, the individual pieces seem highly versatile and practical.

A fashionable way to spend a lazy weekend with your better half?


Currently playing: What I Wanted To Say - Colbie Caillat

xxxx

27 comments:

  1. Glad you posted this. I've seen the vid but not some of these images.

    I see your point about wearability, but Doma is a genius and we better just let him do his thing! His innovations will reach the market in their own way.

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  2. This collection is amazing. The clothes look SO comfortable and so fluid. Almost like a dream...
    Wonderful post.

    PS. Why are we not following each other yet?! Lol. I love your blog and read it all the time. So I'm following you now. :)

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  3. That's a great collection. I didn't know very much about it at all. Thanks for sharing this with us. Hope you have a fantastic weekend. Cheers!

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  4. I love the slouchy look of these designs - with all these structured pieces dominating the catwalk its nice to see something simple and comforting once in a while!

    p.s. I am in love with your use of vocabulary.

    - Anna Jane xxx
    (PixelatedBlonde.com

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  5. Definitely comfortable looking..which I like..and so unisex as well.

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  6. Oh, the clothes are pretty and they look so comfortable! I love the second last picture, I'd like to wear that right now!

    I'm not visiting blogs often anymore, but your blog is one of my favourites. I love to check your blog and read your new posts! I hope you're having a great Christmas time, sweetie!

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  7. I really love draping...I think these designs are lovely - some of them look unbelievably comfortable and slouchy...and I feel like they could be dressed up or just worn for comfort.
    Lovely, lovely post darling. I've missed you, I hope you're doing well!

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  8. You always write so wonderfully. I love reading your posts!

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  9. love the muted palette so much.
    hope you are well
    xx
    marian

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  10. it all looks so soft and dreamy...

    have a wonderful weekend!

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  11. I really like the pastel colours and the oversized articles. It's very fresh, and simply put, it looks really comfy to wear.

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  12. Beautiful, fresh, clean designs!

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  13. i've never heard of doma, but i love their sculptural pieces! thank you dapper friend. i am particularly interested in their bags, so cool.
    happy weekend!
    xo s

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  14. i love the next to last look- these looks all look so luxurious yet comfortable! i also love the white top the woman is wearing- it has an understated sexiness. hope you're having a fabulous weekend! xo, mel

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  15. love the men's wear! and the cool body bags!

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  16. I love the muted colors! I wish those colors were more mainstream so I could get my hands on some.

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  17. Oh I am craving jersey grey in different hues, lilacs and pinks and lovely colours of pale icing now!

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  18. It all looks so clean and fresh. Even the people have the clean, showered look. It's refreshing and makes me want to lie upon a bed of clover in the springtime. It's strangely nice.

    I hope you're well, dear!

    xo,
    hk

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  19. I love these looks, the clothes look so comfy they almost look like second skins =.]

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  20. These clothes look so chic, but so comfortable! Great find---this designer!

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  21. Hi dear, great post! Damir Doma is one of my favorite designers, and the Silent line is just lovely. It reminds me of American Vintage in many ways...I see your point on wearability, but in Doma's case I would wear every single piece with no consern. But that's just me, and I wear funeral hats to school...Sorry for not replying to your comments over at my blog. I've been away, and have decided to stop blogging now. Will keep reading your blog though!

    X

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  22. I really like this collection!love the loose and laid back look

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  23. I am complétement nutcase of this mark.
    Them Clothes are simply maginifiques!!!

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  24. Doma is a genius and we better just let him do his thing! His innovations will reach the market in their own way

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  25. This collection is amazing. The clothes look SO comfortable and so fluid. Almost like a dream...
    Wonderful post.

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