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 and launched his first menswear collection in 2007, and three years later showed the first women’s prêt-à-porter collection. Since June 2015, the Damir Doma brand moved its runway shows to Milan joining Milan Men Fashion Week within the Camera Nazionale della Moda calendar, also reinforcing the relationship between his Men’s and Women’s collections, which share the same creative inspiration, cuts and materials. Examining the ephemeral quality of the human body, Damir Doma’s designs encapsulate a measured study of proportion and a melange of textures – divining a juxtaposition of rough and refined. Silhouettes draw upon a myriad of inspirations from the worlds of art and architecture, foregoing embellishment and decoration for a purity of form.