A relative newcomer, Madrid-based Delpozo has brought a unique point of view to the New York circuit. It’s worth paying attention to. Creative director Josep Font worked off Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot’s “Gypsy woman with tambourine” portrait, while remaining loyal to Delpozo’s Spanish roots.
Classic Balenciaga-esque couture volumes were combined with traditional craftwork details — beautiful floral embroideries, prints and lace appliqués — for a look that was unabashedly feminine and rooted in heritage yet looked thoroughly modern.
Font has an interesting eye for colors, using beige raffia and linen to make lavender, green and pink pop. Some of the grandeur — full, crinoline skirts, for example — could be scaled back, but overall the collection was full of fresh takes on romance and decoration.