Croatian designer Damir Doma is certainly making the rounds on the international fashion scene. The designer just wrapped showing his men’s and women’s lines in Paris, has a loyal following in New York (including our own Leah Chernikoff and A$AP Rocky), and now it looks like he might be headed to Italy.
According to WWD, Doma is rumored to be the next guest designer at Pitti Imagine’s Pitti W trade show, which runs from June 18 to 21 in Florence.
Four cities, one season: Fall 2013. Nemo kicked the collections off and every city to follow added its own dose of wintry chill. Somehow all that cold weather caused a discernible note of restraint to float through the collections. Don’t worry–the passion and excitement were still there, but designers actively pursued defining new ways we can really dress next fall. These looks felt grounded in the return of the “Lady,” as fashion’s pendulum swung away from the risqué, toward the refreshingly refined (spike-studded shoulders be damned). Check out our top trends for fall in the slide show.
Read on for our round up of the top ten trends from Paris Fashion Week.
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 attending my first show of his last season, but this season seemed a standout.
Paris fashion week has officially begun. Check out Martine Sitbon’s ladylike track jackets (really) for Rue du Mail, Damir Doma‘s softly severe collection, and See by Chloé‘s girly flirtiness. And be sure to check out our Paris fashion week page to keep up on what’s happening in the City of Light.
PARIS–You had a sense Damir Doma’s fall collection would be rather subdued and soft–even comfortable–just from the invitation. It was printed on a thick piece of white felt. The runway and the first row benches were also lined with it. And when the clothes came down the runway it made sense. Models were draped and swathed in soft loose silk knits first in black, then a soft blush, then something called “cornelian orange” in the line sheets, and even suede. They walked slowly, serenely, padding along the felt runway in flats–all flats! A nice change from impossible-to-walk-in stilettos (ahem, Zanotti for Vaccarrello).
Damir Doma’s woman was “adorned with the symbolism of culture in between–from oriental tradition to the weight of the cross,” the line sheets informed us. “Reveling in the rituals of the sacred feminine, she clasps a secret at her bosom.” A little weighty, sure, but so were the crosses worn around the models necks.
OK, so today wasn’t technically day one of Paris fashion week. Anthony Vaccarello started the week off with a bang yesterday–Karlie Kloss‘ first appearance of the season and falling models, oh my!–and Cedric Charlier debuted his first solo collection. But things really got started today. From vintage Zandra Rhodes on the runway for the first Read more →