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Geometric and simple, strong and gentle, emotional, yet incredibly rational—by sticking true to his juxtaposition theme for new collections, Josep Font did it again and took us all on a journey to a place of intense creation. Upon walking into Studio 59 for Delpozo’s New York Fashion Week show, we were greeted with suspended decorations of transparent yellow and clear disks tossed between strands of small, sophisticated lights. Before taking our seats, guests posed for pictures in front of the enchanting installations, still drawing guesses as to what was in store for fall/winter 2016.
It didn’t take long to follow Font’s ever-persuasive, diverse direction. Victorian and futuristic worlds collided as Font drew inspiration from Fritz Lang’s classic Metropolis and the digital illustrations of Daria Petrilli. With each look, we saw something completely new. Elbow-high gloves were covered entirely in kaleidoscopic flowers of lilac, burgundy, silver, and bronze, and new bags were introduced, too. We got a look at the Bendetta doctor bag, the Bo satchel, Tyng flap bag, and Gret, a luxe clutch. The varying accessories gained their names from female architects—all of which Font holds dear thanks to his past training in architecture.
Materials and prints were whirlwinds of wizardry. Holographic mesh was seen among metallic embroidery, and thermo-fixed tulle hit between velvet jacquard prints with silver craquelé effects. Rest assured, texture gained a new meaning. Colors popped among prints and patterns in a bold orange, bright yellow, dusty pink, royal green, and sky blue. One of our favorites looks included an oversized dress in baby pink crushed velvet, with spotty black splatters, and an enormous right shoulder bow that stood tall. To complement, the model dazzled in baby blue gloves with the show-stopping detailing we’d seen before, and finished in pointed toe platform flats in glittering black.
Through a sophisticated palette, a range of references, and a whole new take on texture, a forged force of dark and light left us with yet another Delpozo collection to worship.