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Paris Fashion Week: At Damir Doma, polished grunge

PARIS -- Damir Doma, the Croatian-born designer who has name-checked Giorgio Armani as a hero, presented his most refined, wearable collection yet on Wednesday at Paris Fashion Week, infusing his fall-winter offerings with a polished take on grunge.

The inspiration: Classicism frayed with roughness, according to show notes.

The look: Cozy elegance.

Key pieces: Abstract, mottled-looking tapestry coat in burgundy/black melange. Officer coat in ombre mohair. Blurred blanket plaid wrap skirt. Black apron dresses framed with velvet taping. Tulle shift dresses with plaid block details. Peg leg trousers. Holey keyhole sweaters and sweater dresses. Metallic plaid knife pleat skirt with knit back.

The verdict: Lots for real women to wear in real life. Doma is emerging as a new architect of the everyday modern wardrobe. 

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