Last night I went to the Soho Grand for the Damir Doma SS 2010 presentation hosted by Seven New York. The looks were set up in a room of their own, on well lit mannequins for viewing only, but of course I couldn’t curb my touch when it came to this collection. Garments of this caliber have a voice and believe me they speak to me, in a way that makes me question my sanity, perhaps it can be diagnosed as a form of Schizophrenia ~ Fashion Schizophrenia, a feeling that words do no justice describing.
The collection had elements of eastern and western influences, though it was predominantly a dialogue between Indian an Japanese aesthetics on exploring “interpretations of contemporary masculinity.” I could compare his avant-garde niche to a fusion of Yohji Yamamoto and Raf Simmons, though his style is taking on a very distinctive identity through his self-titled label Damir Doma. The varying silhouettes, layering and fabrications take Damir’s work to alternative levels of menswear complexity which make him one of the most interesting new designers of our generation.