Croat designer presents his spring-summer collection in Paris

place: Paris, France
Fashion designer Damir Doma has presented his Japanese-inspired Spring-Summer 2013 collection in Paris. Doma’s collection is characterised by Kimono coat and jacket sleeves, obi belts and accessories including silver sandals and round-rimmed glasses made ​​in collaboration with Mykita.

Doma was born in Croatia, but raised in Germany.

Damir Doma is a fashion designer based in Paris. He was born in Virovitica, Croatia but grew up in southern Germany near the lake Chiemsee where his mother has a clothing atelier. He calls his mother an influential person in his own development.

Doma studied fashion in Munich and Berlin. He graduated in 2004 with magna cum laude from the l'Ecole Supérieure des Arts et techniques de la Mode fashion school in Munich and Berlin. After his graduation Damir Doma moved to Belgian Fashion Capital Antwerp where he gained experience within the group of designers Dirk Schönberger and later Raf Simons.
In 2006, after meeting Stephan Wembacher, the CEO of the international fashion group Paper Rain, Damir Doma joined the group and a label bearing his own name was launched in the same year. He debuted his Menswear collection for the Spring Summer 2008 season at the Paris Fashion Week in June 2007. Doma's style has been described as 'intellectual' and 'poetic'. Damir cites Issey Miyake as an important influence on his work. International celebrities such as Rosario Dawson, Lenny Kravitz, Bruce Springsteen, Jared Leto and Robert Pattinson are amongst the labels customers. According to the Berlin based high-fashion Magazine, Achtung-Mode, Damir Doma is 'considered as the most important German fashion designer of his generation'.

In 2009, the first Damir Doma Store opened in a hidden street in the Parisian art and fashion district Marais.It has since been replaced in June 2012 by a 3-level boutique next door to Comme des Garçons on Rue Faubourg Saint-Honoré. The designer launched a diffusion line called SILENT in 2010, offering garments in his signature style with a more accessible price point. The first Damir Doma women's collection was presented during Paris Fashion Week on September 29, 2010. At the women's prét-à-porter Fall Winter 2011 show Nicole Phelps of noted that: "Doma's aesthetic is a minimal one; he prefers a clean, uncluttered silhouette.".

Damir Doma is an official member of the Fédération française de la couture. (Damir Doma's bio taken from wiki)

(Source: Croatian Times)

(D.H., 28.09.2012)