Show Review: Delpozo Fall 2014

Delpozo‘s quickly become one of the hottest tickets at Fashion Week, and it’s easy to see why. Since showing for the first time at NYFW last year, the designer’s delivered collections that have ignited the fantasies and imaginations of editors and it-girls everywhere. Creative director Josep Font tried to bring a little bit of that magic back for fall, and the consensus is that he succeeded.

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Delpozo’s recent offerings have admittedly been a little too much for the average woman. There aren’t a lot of people out there who can (or would even dare to)  pull off some of the looks Font churns out. For example, a pair of shorts with an enormous ruffle creeping up and around front. Pieces like those are certainly not for the timid. The same can be said of what was presented for Fall 2014, except these pieces are infinitely more wearable.

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Sticking to his architectural proclivities, Font says he tried to create clothing “unattached to the body that flows.” Such was found in voluminous tent-like capes, pointed shoulders, and flat piping on dresses, coats, and blouses. Seeking inspiration in the work of Italian painter Duilio Barnabe and futuristic novel Logan‘s Run, Font devises a gorgeous display, a series of pieces that can be best described three-dimensional with the same flat, one-dimensional charm seen in Barnabe’s work.

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Most striking was a paillette and tassel-embellished cape-like dress with a flat front and sheer hemline. Also notable was a fuchsia strapless gown with scalloped neckline. A knit pom-pom covered red dress was a favorite of showgoers.

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But we’d be more likely to see fashion-forward starlets in the more traditionally “pretty” fare. There are a couple of embellished flowy, collared dresses that could be red-carpet contenders, and a short, strapless colorblocked cocktail dress festooned with sequins could be another popular option.

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What do you think?



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