I admire the beautiful collaborations between different disciplines, people and brands. In my opinion, this cowork provokes something innovative and fantastic in life. MYKITA, a handmade eyewear brand since 2003 based in Berlin, use to collaborate with many brands and combines precise craftsmanship with high-end technologies. Today I want to stand out its collaboration with Damir Doma, the Croatian-born designer grew up in Germany. Doma in his spring – summer 2013 fashion collection introduces a minimal aesthetic designs combined with electric/metal colors. I like how the verticality of his designs are cut off with black thick belts. His work is harmoniously linked by a sense of uniform and an obsessive interplay between shadow and light.
The MYKITA / DAMIR DOMA Collection is a product incarnation for the present-day, where luxury is also state-of-the-art technology. Inspired by the idea of translating the traditional circular frames of the intellectual avant-garde into a modern expression. They create this contemporary design series with models DD01, DD02, DD03 and DD04
Women SS2013 Collection. DAMIR DOMA + MYKITA.
DD01 MODEL. The combination of cool stainless steel and warm natural horn creates both a visual and haptic contrast reminiscent of the characteristic mix of coarse, stiff fabric and soft flowing textures in Damir Doma’s collections.
The DD02 model has circular lenses with stunning colour combinations: bottle-green peridot, translucent amethyst, ruby red, shiny black and clear limpid coupled with silver or black stainless steel. The marriage of the clear acetate with green lenses creates the optical illusion of the latter floating freely inside the frame.
The DD03 model remains faithful to the aesthetic concept of contrasting materials in the MYKITA / DAMIR DOMA collaboration. Stainless steel and acetate – a cellulose-based fibre – are the essence of the material mix.
Furnishing the DD04 with a more ‘plastic’ look is acetate; a material composed of cotton and colored pigment that has been used in the manufacture of spectacles since production first began. The design elements of the preceding models have been transferred to this sculptural material, resulting in a fresh form of expression.
MYKITA / DAMIR DOMA Collection