Women’s SS 14

SPRING – SUMMER 2014

A HEATWAVE WAFTS THROUGH THE BRUTAL CONCRETE HALLS, ENCROACHING UPON THE FRAGILE. VAST, TROPICAL, CLOYING. THE PRIMAL INSTINCT IS TO SHED, REDUCE, RETRACT – RIGID PLANES CONVERGE ON A COMMON FRAME, FINDING FLUIDITY IN THE FEMININE. CRISP STRUCTURES COCOON, CRADLE AND RELEASE.
A MONOCHROME GLARE ANNOUNCES THE LEITMOTIF OF LIGHT AND SHADOW, DEFINING DAMIR DOMA’S MOST GRAPHIC COLLECTION TO DATE. TRAPEZOID MANIPULATIONS OF COOL WOOL, COTTON POPLIN AND SILK CREPE SPLIT AND FOLD AROUND THE BODY. A CIRCLE MOTIF FINDS MULTIPLE PERSPECTIVES THROUGHOUT THE COLLECTION – LASERCUT IN POPLIN, PLEATED IN SILK CREPE AND PLACED AS A LINEN BRODERIE ANGLAISE. STRIATED CHECKS AND TWEED ARE BROKEN IN LUCID FLASHES OF COLOUR: TIGERLILY ORANGE, A SPLASH OF DAFFODIL. PATCHED ACROSS A ZIPPED BOMBER, BADGES IN LATIN SCRIPT DEPICT DESERT FLOWERS.AGAVE AMERICANA. HELICONIA HUMILIS. ANTHURIUM ADREANUM.
UTILITARIAN ODES ARRIVE IN SAND AND OLIVE TAILORING, MINGLING ELSEWHERE WITH SAFARI SHAPES OR TRENCH BUCKLES CROSSING THE SHOULDER AND WAIST. GEOMETRIES AND DRAPAGE INTERTWINE, CULMINATING IN LOPSIDED AND BACKLESS SHIFTS THAT WRAP ATTHE NECK AND FALL IN FANS OF POLKA-PLISSE. ATHLETIC STRIPES FLASH DOWN THE BUST OF BOLD TANK DRESSES AND SQUARE-HEELED PUMPS ARE PANELLED IN SILK, SUEDE AND NATURAL PYTHON.