Delpozo Spring 2017 - Runway Review
September 14, 2016
Recalling a bit the designs of his countryman Cristobal Balenciaga, Delopozo creative director Josep Font’s spring collection was one of pert-a-couture magic. Font never met a voluptuous curve he didn’t love—and that was more than evident with his remarkable construction.
Font was informed by two light-loving artists for his spring show, entitled “Luminosity”: the first, Spanish Impressionist Joaquin Sorolla, lent credence to the gorgeous periwinkle opening looks; the second, contemporary artist Soo Sunny Park, delineated the designer’s penchant for everything handmade. It all made for an infectious collection—even when bubble shapes were not involved.
That storylike narrative included copious amounts of metallic floral jacquard, precision-cut trousers full through the hip and a series of chic crocheted open knits. Accessorized with gigantic chandelier earrings made of sequins, their glimmer and shine evoked a sense of transparency from look one: a silk lamé floral-printed dress in a custom shade of “Sorolla” blue, pleated at the waist with a voluminous, tea-length hemline. If it all appeared to float, well, that was the idea.
Elsewhere, Font showcased bold, geometric silhouettes inspired by calla lilies, highlighted by the focus on petal-shaped sleeves sheathed in lightweight fabrics like linen and cotton poplin.