On one level, the Damir Doma womenswear collection is simply a really good interpretation of Domaís menswear line, balancing a refined element with an altogether tougher edge that is rarely seen across the womenís collections. The supremely well executed panelling that runs through both the Damir Doma Spring 2012 womenís and Damir Doma Spring 2012 menís collections stands out in particular, showcasing the Croatian designerís incredibly strong, progressive tailoring.
Doma spent his formative years as a designer working closely with Raf Simons, who is currently at the helm of Jil Sander. Simons has always concentrated on sourcing the best possible fabrications, and this is something that has been a focus for Doma also in recent times. This seasonís silk and leather compositions are presented in relatively obscure tones, but the LN-CC selection allows the colours to flow from piece to piece.
The pre-collection leggings, shorts and jackets are all very much in the boy-meets-girl vein of things, firmly placed at the harder end of the spectrum. These pieces provide a powerful backbone for the more elegant pieces presented from the main collection, which feature handwoven lace and softer, tailored jackets.
Damir Doma Womens SS12 Preview
Damir Doma sat down to talk us through his upcoming S/S 12 womenswear collection, available imminently at www.ln-cc.com. The designer speaks of how the women's collections are a natural progression from his menswear, giving him the freedom to experiment with less clinical shapes and materials. Beautifully worked lace and innovative structuring form the basis of our buy, and we are excited to see where Doma takes his womenswear in future seasons.
Women's Jona Bomber Jacket
- Damir Doma Jona Bomber Jacket from the Croatian designer's pre-Spring 2012 collection.
- Highlights just how well Doma has managed to retain the tougher elements of his menswear designs whilst at the same time refining and softening things slightly.
- The jacket is constructed from panels of silk and cotton.
- The harder edges of this pre-collection piece offer a unique backbone to the more elegantly tailored and hand-laced pieces in the main Damir Doma Spring 2012 collection.