Josep Font explored emotion through the ages at Delpozo’s fall show. Also nature, color, movement, volume, ornamentation and sculpture. The Spaniard’s couture-like collections feel like nothing else in New York or, for that matter Europe, toeing the line between homage to past design masters and future footing.
Fall saw an increasing number of “separates” — industry speak for shirts, pants, sweaters and wardrobe items meant to be paired and mixed with existing items in a closet. It’s a fair sign that Delpozo is looking to broaden its clientele, too. The Crayola-bright blouses — both mannishly button-down and poetically scrunched — and striped knits with hoods added punch and the full, fluid proportions of trousers, both cropped and long, made for an elegant statement.
But Font likes pattern and color, and fish and bird motifs were subtly worked in via oversized sequins placed strategically on oversized circle bags, knits and skirts, as if to mimic the feathers or scales of those delicate animals. The patterns in the intarsia sweaters had the effect of viewing something underwater at a high speed.
Rich maroon, green, black and blue silk florals and jacquards turned up in beautiful dresses with a breadth of silhouette. Long and sweeping, cinched and belled, evening coat-style, short and poufed or as an evening suit.
Font’s finale gowns were crafted to look like the idyllic landing spots of the prettiest birds — tiny flowers in picture perfect grass, colorful stems poking out here and there.
By Nandini D’Souza Wolfe
From: Harper’s BAZAAR US
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