The idea of beachwear by Damir Doma sounds a little incongruous, no doubt, but Spring/Summer 2015 at this label was no swimwear pageant or parade of kaftans. Instead, Doma fixed up the idea of beach salvage - driftwood, washed glass and other intriguing sorts of jetsam - to construct his summer wardrobe pieces.
Denim pieces of an inky hue had rope detailing - shorts, zip-front skirts and a rough-weave linen jumpsuit. Tailoring was cracked and glazed in monochrome to give the idea of sun-bleached and sea-thrown wood, while a giant, neon orange aertex-esque mesh, inlaid on vests and turned into a dress, summoned those recognisable but unfathomable bits of detritus one often finds bobbing in the surf.
It was an interesting way to approach the season, made more so for the fact that these pieces, while highly considered and concept-driven to an extent, were all ultimately quite classically motivated too. There were clothes here - and when they happen to fit into a narrative too, that's very pleasing.