You know you’re one of the cool kids when A$ap Rocky name drops you in a rap. In “Fashion Killa,” rap’s latest fashion enthusiast mentions up-and-comer Damir Doma along with 27 other designers.
Doma’s fall collection might have been too cool for me. It was over my head and left me feeling, well, a bit cool. As the clinical, utlitarian grey wool looks filed onto the runway I couldn’t help but be reminded of that iconic Ridley Scott 1984 Apple commercial–the models looked like the drone workers from the ad. It was the future by way of the ’80s. There were boxy grey tops with ruched collars paired with matching grey pants, that same look again shown in black, and some simple dresses with athletic detailing like a zipper up the front.
But just as the runner breaks through in color in 1984, there were a few breakthrough looks. I’m thinking, in particular, of a great oversize double-breasted wool men’s coat with white stripes at the hem. The menswear-inspired looks stood out: slouchy blazers over draped tops and baggy dress pants. More of that please! That’s where Doma excels.