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.
Photos courtesy of Vogue