MYKITA / Damir Doma
About Damir Doma
Damir Doma is the founder and creative director of the Damir Doma brand. The Croatian-born designer grew up surrounded by toiles in his mother’s atelier in Germany and later studied fashion in Munich and Berlin, where he graduated in 2004. After gaining experience in the ateliers of Antwerp designers Raf Simons and Dirk Schönberger, he relocated to Paris to launch his first menswear collection in 2007. The first women’s prêt-à-porter collection followed three years later. In June 2015, the Damir Doma brand moved its runway shows to Milan, also reinforcing the relationship between his men’s and women’s collections, which share the same creative inspiration, cuts and materials.
Damir Doma’s collections stem from a soft, melancholic quest for tranquillity. Exhibiting a measured study of proportion and mélange of textures, his designs are a serene union of rough and refined. Silhouettes draw upon a myriad of inspirations from the worlds of art and architecture, foregoing embellishment and decoration for purity of form. A sense of uniform and the interplay between shadow and light is the golden thread that runs through his work. Questioning the modern wardrobe, the garments offer multiple expressions of identity – contrasting androgynous elements with cross-cultural and historical dress codes.