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.
Photos courtesy of Vogue