Written by Guest Blogger Madeline Rudin Without hesitation, Croatian born Damir Doma launched himself to the forefront of the fashion scene at his Spring/Summer 2013 show in Paris. The newcomer made waves with apron skirts and palazzo pants in vibrant hues and assorted textures. Taking his inspiration from artist Max Ernst, the pieces were geometrically focused and glamorously mismatched with utilitarian accent pockets and belted waists. Sophisticated, masculine, and clean, the high-fashion designs were practical in structure and style, making many of the boxy separates surprisingly wearable for the modern woman. Hem lengths varied only slightly from mid to long but Doma kept a sense of youthfulness in each look. A rising star, yet design runs in the family, as each model was well suited for the long walk down the runway in Doma’s own shoe collaboration with his jewelry designing sister Dorotea Doma.