"Modern Renaissance" were the words Damir Doma used backstage to describe his new collection. That's a tricky proposition. We know the era best from costume dramas and art museums—where are the connections between the Renaissance and real life as it's lived today? Some of Doma's propositions erred on the historical side: A quilted leather tabard, worn like a coat of armor on top of a fur jacket, cut a striking figure, but it also looked like an extra step that postmillennial women probably don't have the time or inclination to take.

Fortunately, Doma didn't rely too heavily on such pieces. The crux of the collection was up-to-date tailoring in shades of black, brown, dark red, and orangey pink. The only thing that said sixteenth-century about his suede blazer, button-front blouse, and crossover-waistband pants was the oversize cross pendant they were accessorized with. A black lace cardigan and T-shirt worn with dévoré shorts looked equally contemporary. Doma also gets points for his commitment to flat slippers and boots—that's a step a modern girl can really get behind.