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Damir Doma’s Silent SS15 collection was inspired by nature. Which one wouldn’t necessarily perceive straight away. Embracing minimalistic sartorial ideals, Doma has not reimagined his muse, Mother Nature, with commonplace florals, romantic cuts or frills. Much more chic, the collection serves to showcase the Parisian designer’s interpretation of nature’s balance of perfect symmetry with inevitable irregularities. And there is an interesting interplay between perfection and imperfection. Perhaps perfection wins the battle though – clean silhouettes and graphic linear detailing means that there is little which is all that rough around the edges. The various details are also never too plentiful, which makes for an uncomplicated aesthetic that is to be lauded. Designers seem to be falling into one of two camps in recent seasons: either collections are opulent and fantastical, an escape or even shift away from a previously more austere moment, or they represent lessons learned, as it were – stripped back, more credibly timeless creations that will withstand any repeat performance from that godforsaken recession we’re unfortunately still compelled to discuss. Doma is evidently in the latter camp, and it’s probably a smarter move. This collection might not break new ground creatively, but there are clever touches (namely the envelope pocket to the back of the white t-shirt, i.e. the chicest revision of the bumbag we’ll ever know) and overall very wearable, covetable clothes. Brief fulfilled.

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