Damir Doma’s two-word description of his show — “modern Renaissance” — hit it right on the nose. A daring choice, as any collection that features crisp accordion high collars, big marble crosses and a few breeches runs the risk of looking costumey. But with big name designers like Dolce and Gabbana and Aquilano.Rimondi also mining [...]
The Indian summer here in Paris has been the perfect backdrop for the shows that opened the spring/summer 2012 season in the City of Light. And lightness is the leitmotif of these collections, where translucent fabrics, fluid layering and cuts that caress the body have dominated the catwalks. Damir Doma has already made a name [...]
Besides the clothing, a lot of elements go into a successful fashion show: lighting, music, hair and makeup — and, not least, the choice of a setting. Stepping into the Trianon Theater in Paris’s red light district for a 9:30 a.m. show by Maison Martin Margiela makes the mind spin with possibilities. But the truth [...]
The young and up and coming designer talks about how his fall/winter 2011 womenswear collection is something of an extension of his most recent menswear show. Which comes as no surprise as Mr. Doma started his career designing clothing for men.
It seems Limi Feu is in a good mood. With bagpipes playing on the soundtrack and models wearing abstract pink and blue flower-print pieces with their cropped biker jackets or gray double-breasted coats, there was a lightness of spirit to the designer’s autumn/winter 2011 collection. Backstage, Ms. Feu said her starting point was a piece [...]