Another fashion week is almost over, so we’re back to celebrate some of the best looks. Today we bring you the most fabulous dresses seen on the London Fashion Week runways. Designers opted for bold styles that will make your jaws drop. That means we will be seeing a lot of skin and statement prints next season. If you have a special occasion to attend, feel free to steal some of these amazing gowns and you’ll have all eyes on you without a doubt. Opulence once again took over the runways, and we’re here to deliver the looks you must not miss.
Art is once again at the core of Josep Font’s seasonal collection, who for his Delpozo fall/winter 2017-18 ready-to-wear show brought artists József Rippl-Rónai’s and Max Bill’s creativity on stage. Showcased during this extremely artistic New York Fashion Week, which saw many other designers focus on art for their fall 2017 collections (such as Joseph Altuzarra and Stacey Bendet, just to name a few), Delpozo’s line-up was carefully constructed according to József Rippl-Rónai’s and Max Bill’s most notorious works, which gave the overall collection bright touches and architecturally intricate shapes.
As for the former, the collection’s color palette might be decisively surprising for those who love Font’s approach to seasonal collections, who often favors conventionally cheerful greens and fuchsias over the Delpozo fall 2017 collection’s mulberry wine, navy blue and amber. Although being richly textured, this collection’s hues somehow looked darker in their moods, and that is probably due to the dual visions Josep Font assembled together after immersing himself into Rippl-Rónai’s and Max Bill’s works.
From Hungarian painter József Rippl-Rónai’s paintings, Josep Font extrapolated a sense of ethereal and other-worldly beauty that were transposed to fashion through to soft, yet vivid colors, as well as Post-Impressionist-inspired renewed aesthetics and quite abstract tendencies. From Swiss architect and designer Max Bill’s creations, on the other hand, Josep Font caught a sense of pragmatic and conceptually complex minimalism that was particularly present not only in the range of clothes, but also in the accessories.
One specific item perfectly exemplified Max Bill’s influence upon Josep Font, and it was the giant “Moon” bag inspired by Max’s iconic Möbius sculptures. Rounded and circular, it is probably the it-item that perfectly embodied the collection and Font’s creative stream of consciousness best of all.
As for the other main patterns, both Max Bill’s and József Rippl-Rónai’s legacies played important, yet contrasting roles throughout the collection, proving that both Rónai’s post-impressionist style, and Bill’s lust for a harmonious minimalism were equally valuable in his personal quest for perfection. For these reasons, the Delpozo fall/winter 2017-18 rtw collection featured polar opposite patterns, such as floral prints and strictly geometrical lines, with the latter seen both in the garments’ figures, and the designs.
The collection was a ready-to-wear meets haute couture sort of line-up, with wearable staples such as turtleneck sweaters and palazzo pants being paired with exaggeratedly structured coats and geometrical cuts. The latter were to be found in everything, from the shirts to the trousers, and unsurprisingly became the Internet’s most talked-about staples as soon as the first images of the show were released.
Delpozo’s visions for the next autumnal season were those of a fashion house that wants to build a steady bridge between ready-to-wear and haute couture, often blurring the lines between the two. Josep Font, who is a master at “blurring” and lessening such lines, just showed to the world what he is capable of, paving the way for soon being dubbed as one of the ultimate, all-time unforgettable couturiers.
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Spanish label Delpozo showed off a well-structured and architectural collection for pre-fall 2017 that is just this side of avant-garde extravagance. The clothes definitely stand out but would not look out of place against a professional backdrop.
The Delpozo pre-fall 2017 collection is such that the feel is feminine and soft but architectural, with clean lines and a distinct shape that lends to the femininity of the pieces and the collection as a whole. So many of the embellishments of the collection required incredibly careful planning and intricate treatments to become what they are – the mix between the architectural and a floral form. This is the fifth year and release since the brand has relaunched.
This is the second pre-fall collection created by Delpozo, and it certainly makes an impression. The colors are rich and the designs are unique. The three-dimensional bows are unexpected and feature very intentional twists and turns to reveal additional pops of color.
The architectural elements of the individual outfits and the full collection overall are credited to be one of the sources for the Delpozo pre-fall 2017 collection – Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer and the twisted accents are thanks to the inspiration of Mary Delany. Mary Delany is a British Artist from the 18th century, whose work apparently has made as much of an impression on the Delpozo creative director Josep Font as the elements of her artwork are seen in not only the embellishments of the tops and dresses, but the accessories as well.
The pants feature a very broad cuff at the bottom no matter the length, and the volume of each outfit in the collection is notable though not so much as to appear inflexible. On the contrary, the exaggerated shapes seem to float in place softly. A bisected bow, clearly oversized, adorns a black top, clearly extricating the piece completely out of the realm of ‘simply’ designed. The outfits in the Delpozo pre-fall 2017 collection will easily make it into regular professional wear thanks to the clean lines and upscale appearance.
One of my favorite items in the collection is an off-the-shoulder blue and white slouched style sweater with embellishments on the front. The sweater can be found in look #4. The floor-length navy blue skirt has body to it rather than just falling limply to the floor. The top is a tailored white mock turtleneck with what can be presumed to be long sleeves, but we cannot tell beneath that beautiful sweater.
While plenty of the looks are beautiful and interesting and new, it cannot be understated that accessories are equally stunning and interesting in design. Each color is rich, well placed and the stitching precise and well worked into the design, not just holding it together, but working for the overall appearance.
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Dubbed prêt-à-couture, Delpozo’s aesthetic is experiencing its most flourishing time thanks to creative director Josep Font, whose newest Delpozo spring/summer 2017 ready-to-wear line-up perfectly expresses the Spanish Maison’s new style and fashion goals.
Unveiled at this inspiring New York Fashion Week a few hours ago, the Delpozo spring/summer 2017 collection infused the catwalk with Josep Font’s architectural lines and cuts, mixing purely conceptual motifs and patterns with jocose flamenco-inspired references. A former architecture student and a mosaic enthusiast, Josep Font kept on serving us staples whimsically filtered through his youthfully romantic lens, refining them with beautifully refined cuts and intricately embroidered patterns.
As usual, Font’s ready-to-wear range was filled with an astounding amount of different motifs and geometries, all dipped into the most diverse color palette we could ever think of. Aside from his signature bold colors, Josep Font also treated us to softer, eased-up hues this time around, the delicacy and sensuality of which inevitably make the brighter colors stand out even more.
Of course, checkered and floral patterns helped reinforce Font’s multidimensional approach to ready-to-wear as well, with radiating stars and studded embellishments completing the most eccentric ensembles.
Richly textured and dominated by cropped lines, the Delpozo spring/summer 2017 collection slowly evolves to denote power, at first introducing us to its softer, more casual pieces, just to turn into something more complex (if not entirely abstract) that recalls Spain’s most renowned surrealist painters.
Font’s geometry, which is to be seen both within the lines and designed patterns of the looks, effortlessly transports the collection to a more haute couture level, either dramatically cropping the lines or deconstructing the figures into something completely new.
The key to this buzz is the abounding amount of Font’s cropped jackets, oversized floor-length dresses and dramatic peplum cuts, enhanced either with strategic cut-outs or risqué plunging necklines and splits on the fronts.
Josep Font, whose knack for fabric manipulation should never be underestimated, also kept his prêt-à-couture philosophy alive by cheerfully playing with different materials, often fearlessly juxtaposing heavyweight-engineered textiles with lighter tulle and organza materials.
Poplin and cocoon dresses balance the most intricate proposals with something perfect for everyday, offering us new, more conceptual takes on casual dressing. On the other hand, butterfly-sleeved mini dresses adorned with matching butterfly embellishments create a sort of third possibility, trapping us between the more haute couture-esque ensembles and the casual ones. Such proposals also instill a new, hybrid sense of fashion into our minds, making us wonder whether Font is about to express his creative stream of consciousness with new styles or not.
Trapped into the power and signature familiar style, Josep Font managed, however, to introduce fresh ideas for his Delpozo spring/summer 2017 line-up that we already adore.
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Less than a few months ago, we managed to explore an appealing, yet quite familiar, kind of futuristic fashion thanks to most of the SS 2016 fashion shows. Now that the newest Delposo resort 2017 collection has been unveiled, travelling in space will definitely be less sci-fi-inspired and more dreamlike and artistic.
For his Delpozo resort 2017 line-up, creative director Josep Font had two main sources of inspirations, which all lead to two different, innovative and visionary artists: George Méliès and Anthony Caro.
Often regarded as the one who for the first time ever recognized the potential of narrative film, Méliès was an avid filmmaker and magician, renowned for his erotic films and imaginary voyages. For his collection, Josep Font took Méliès’ ‘A Trip to the Moon’ film as the main sci-fi source of inspiration, embellishing his designs with the dreamlike atmospheres and bravery pictured in the movie.
As for Anthony Caro, Font literally followed Caro’s notorious quote “I touch with the eyes”, diving in the abstract sculptor’s work and ample usage of industrial objects (in doing so Font, who was originally trained as an architect, may have experienced a few nostalgic moments).
Dominated by rich vibrant colors, and accentuated with the abstract settings of the pictures, the Delpozo resort 2017 collection is playfully infused with starry patterns, which at times leave room for marine-inspired 3D appliqués and even stripes. Both the 3D embellishments and the stripes reinforce the whole sci-fi theme, here translated to a more ‘parallel universe’, Interstellar sort of scene, wherein everything is in a harmony and at peace.
Perfectly tailored and refined, the collection juxtaposes sheer, lightweight fabrics with voluminous and opulent ones, with the hems and the small details polished to the nines. Balloon skirts got combined with V-neckline sweaters with floral decorations, while the oversized, structured floor-length dresses featured goddess-like bell sleeves and wrapped lines. Ethereal collars got accentuated with lime and blue contrasting hems, officially announcing these colors the star ‘hues of the collection’.
Contrasting motifs play a huge role within the Delpozo resort 2017 collection in terms of both color-blocking patterns and materials. While the first thing we may notice here is that Font definitely had a good time playing with all of those color-blocking patterns, we may then quickly discover how skillfully he managed to combine tulle, sheer fabrics with silk, jacquard and cottons, making everything look even more delicate and romantic.
While sci-fiction is the line-up’s main theme, the collection also has room for romanticism and bon-ton in general, with the clothes featuring bows cinched at the waists and billowy pilgrim collars. Kimono-inspired ensembles confirm such a concept once more, with their exaggerated, yet always polished and refined figures and 3D appliqués dominating the scene.
Delposo’s cruise 2017 collection definitely radiates a strong haute couture allure and visionary aesthetics that may not be appealing at first glance, but surely remind us how captivating and hypnotizing Font’s creations can be.
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Delpozo‘s ready-to-wear showing for fall/winter 2016 at New York Fashion Week proved to be quite the spectacle. The overall display was actually quite lovely, with bright colors and romantic floral elements peeking through at every turn. The structure contradicted the direction of the collection’s color, although the juxtaposition between naturality and architecture was striking. As the clothes walked the runway, they were truly remarkable pieces of artwork to be seen, although the overall wearability of this ready-to-wear collection is a bit questionable.
Creative director Josep Font turned to “Metropolis,” a 1927 sci-fi silent film by expressionist Fritz Lang, for inspiration. The film is set in an urban, dystopian future, where industrialization and Art-Deco styles can be noted, and were translated into the collection’s architecture. Despite this dark theme, the line maintained a level of ethereality, which is the gold standard for the Madrid-based label. The darker connotations of the film were executed with subtle precision, so as to give a nod to the inspiration without pulling the clothes into a darker time as well. Cracked metallics and chromed fabrics made for the industrial theme of the film, and more specifically, Maschinenmensch (Machine-human, in English), a robot and key component in the film.
The way the clothes were presented in this context can only be described as doll-like. The majority of the clothes were oversized to begin with, so adding in the stiffness of the structure and the heavily contrasted colors, the models began to look more and more like dolls. Some wore long evening gloves to finish off their looks, while one model was even adorned with flowers lining her arms. This almost cartoonish aspect made the subtle machinery theme quite a bit more interesting when seen in comparison.
The oversized nature and exaggerated architecture do indeed lead to some thoughts of cartoons, but when viewing the Delpozo fall 2016 RTW collection as a whole, a more accurate description would be magical or fantastical. That is where another of Font’s inspiration sources comes more deeply into play. He looked to surrealist digital artist Daria Petrilli, and her work, which showed Victorian women within nature. With all of the inspirations working together, the house showed its knack for craftsmanship, and really focused on nearly defying gravity with its large-scale contours.
This made for some stunning looks, such as a printed mod mini dress with a metallic belt detail, and a gold skirt with flower details the same color as the pale blue chiffon shirt it was paired with. These two looks were some of the most toned down looks in the collection, which is what made them stand out in the end.
The Delpozo fall 2016 collection also resulted in some interesting details, like cutout shoulders with sleeves that resembled water wings. Above all, the collection never lost that sense of magical wonder. The show itself was a sight to be seen, and the looks will likely be scooped up by devoted Delpozo supporters. Unfortunately, the looks found in this collection were only ready-to-wear for those whose lives call for such over-the-top garments, but seeing the pieces is up to par with visiting a museum to those of us who couldn’t put purpose to the garments presented.
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In a beautiful explosion of color, Spanish fashion house Delpozo debuted its first pre-fall collection. With a sudden upswing in customer demand, the brand has decided to expand its radius to include pre-fall and resort lines. Creative director Josep Font is at the helm of this new venture, and is thrilled to be expanding his couture creations through more of the year. But this won’t affect the intricate designs, which have always seemed to be purposed for an extraordinary event. And so, many of the fantastical ensembles in the Delpozo pre-fall 2016 collection may not be for everyday wear, but they sure are something spectacular to look at. But when it really boils down to the individual garments, there are some great pieces that could be great as daywear.
And this pre-fall season, Font is celebrating the chance for a new collection, bringing in canvas backdrops of brilliant hues to both complement and contrast the garments. This led to some striking standout pieces, such as the combination of bright green garments against a pink backdrop, which seemed unprecedented in the overall photoshoot – in the best way possible, of course.
The Delpozo pre-fall 2016 collection featured a mix of separates and dresses, ranging from ethereal and free to flamboyantly bright, but the broad use of colors was unmissable. This apparel line is up to par with modernist art, especially since Font drew inspiration from the colors used by Mexican architect Luis Barragán and Japanese artist Nobuyoshi Araki, whose common focus on flowers was the source of a great deal of the designs for this collection. It is one of the best representations of how fashion and art can be one and the same, so if you’ve never looked at fashion and thought of its likeness to art, you’ll definitely see it here – and if not, I don’t think there’s anywhere you will see it!
But the idea of wearable art wasn’t lost in the realm of ready-to-wear. A sheer nude dress adorned with colorful embellishments on the top would make the perfect dress for a summer evening party or event, with its free, soft fabric that would be gorgeous floating on a warm summer breeze. This was the case for many of the dresses in the collection, since they were clearly made to serve a “special occasion” purpose. But others still could be worn to run errands without causing a stir.
All of the clothes screamed summer, with bold colors that almost resembled the brightly saturated flowers of the season. So overall, this was a truly remarkable display of craft for the brand’s first line for the pre-fall season. And now, we can look forward to more of this brand each year, as long as Font opts to keep producing collections for the pre-fall and resort time slots.
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Have you ever thought about living in Gustav Klimt’s dream? While most of you may be confused, there’s (at least) one man in this world who not only answered this question, but actually managed to recreate what living in Klimt’s dream would be like. Ladies and gentlemen, let us introduce Josep Font to you and his fabulous Delpozo spring/summer 2016 collection!
Appointed Creative Director of Delpozo in 2012, Font was originally trained as an architect and then ventured into the fashion world showcasing his awe-inspiring collections in Barcelona. His designs for Delpozo (founded by Jesus Del Pozo in Madrid in 1974), largely reflect his out-of-this-world architectural talent, and give the brand an original and contemporary touch. Over the past couple of season, in fact, Delpozo has established itself as a cornerstone of transportive fashion, becoming one of the most influential Spanish fashion brands all over the world.
For the Delpozo spring 2016 RTW collection, Josep Font got inspired by two extremely delicate and sensitive artists – Federico Garcia Lorca and Emilie Flöge. To be more precise, Lorca inspired Font through “Romancero Gitano” (Gypsy Ballads), a poetry collections the well-known Spanish writer published in 1928; while Flöge, muse and lifelong companion of Gustav Klimt, spoke directly to Font’s creativity through Klimt’s painting (let’s all hope Flöge, fashion designer herself, will keep on being Font’s inspiration for a while). What’s the leitmotif between Lorca and Flöge? Surprisingly, both the talented writer and the creative artist had a big passion for folklore, which Font incorporated into his collection in rich and interesting ways. Instead of getting inspired by the more flamboyant side of both Klimt and Lorca, Font opted for more structured and craftier lines, the delicacy and elegance of which come like a breath of fresh air in the fashion industry. Take, for example, the hand-crocheted long raffia vest, or the shirtdress in a metallic palm jacquard with ruffles, or even the sheer pannier-like miniskirt: every single piece denotes Font’s passion for dressing women in creative and unique ways, and glorifies the feminine body in the same way Klimt glorified Flöge’s beauty.
Surprisingly kind of different from the rest of the collection is the range of polka-dotted pieces and some long rounded skirts in graphic, which interrupted the show and its more bohemian floor-skimming dresses with tiers of tulle and large structural tops. Other than that, we were treated to a plethora of fantasy dresses in a soft pastel color palette blended with crisp whites and embellished with Delpozo-appropriate insanely beautiful details.
Along with the pieces, Font also presented his purse collection during his spring show. Each bag reflects the collection itself, and has a very architectural and voluminous structure. The unusual mix of colors helps the collection be even more bohemian (if possible), à la Flöge, and romantic, à la Lorca.
In contrast with other designers who had their time at New York Fashion Week, Font embraces a more colorful and vivid color palette, with just a little hint of white, black and other dark colors. His choices, along with his talent and passion, made this show remarkable, and confirmed Delponzo’s love for a modern traditional fashion.
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