In his beautifully modernist collection for Delpozo — the Spanish house’s first pre-fall lineup — Josep Font looked to the colorful work of Mexican architect Luis Barragán and the photography of Japanese artist Nobuyoshi Araki. The references worked in harmony with Font’s playfully feminine vision, emphasizing the tension of the strong versus delicate. The former came via bold palette and voluminous silhouettes; the latter through diaphanous fabrics, such as the featherweight chiffon and tulle used on frilly evening gowns.
In a nod to Araki’s suggestive flower photographs, Font worked a floral motif through his daywear via oversize prints and embellishments: handmade vinyl brooches adorned the collars and shoulders of cotton poplin blouses, shift dresses and tailored blazers.
Knitwear stood out. Font’s were no ordinary sweaters: his wool and cashmere cable-knits featured colorblocking, exaggerated fringe and a cool sense of proportion. Elsewhere, blue and green lurex sweaters, some with bows at the neck, added unexpected depth as layering pieces.