The Clothes: Damir Doma, one of Paris’ younger designers to watch, cited collage as an inspiration for his spring 2013 collection. I’ve only recently starting following Doma, having attended my first show last season, but this season seemed a standout. Whereas last season was at times almost too literally inspired by the Renaissance, his interpretation of “collage” which, according the line sheet included “aquatic and urban influences,” just worked. A Japanese influence (a trend this season) seemed to show itself on obi-like sash belts tied around the waists of boxy tops and skirts done in shiny cerulean silk (yes, that makes us think of this scene in The Devil Wears Prada too), olive drab, and supple leathers. Cool suspender-ish harnesses pulled up pants so the fabric pleated out–it looked cool even if it’s not the most flattering look and it was a neat twist on menswear.
Doma also unveiled a new sunglasses collaboration with Mykita, the DD01, at his show. The look is very goggle-y, in a cute non-Google way.
The Hair & Makeup: Hair was parted to the side and pulled back tight into a low ponytail. Faces were pretty nude, as well as the lips, with cheekbones and bold brows emphasized.
The Soundtrack: Rhythmic drums mixed with The Flower Duet from Léo Delibes’ opera Lakmé (or, as I like to call it, that song from the British Airways commercials).
The Vibe: One of the first shows of the week, everyone was fresh and excited and ready to take in the show. Being a younger designer, Doma’s show had a laid back vibe. As Paris tends to get a little stuffy, that’s a rare and nice thing.
Celebrity We’d Most Like to See Wearing this Collection: Tilda Swinton (It was a little Ackermann-y and Tilda’s his biggest fan).