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DelpozoFall Winter 2014 New York

Runway Review
2/9/2014 Natalie Cantell

Showing for only the third time at MBFW, DELPOZO couldn’t seem more at home in New York. The Madrid-based brand feels fresh amongst the February grey, chronically inspired and altogether artistic. Having stepped into the role of Creative Director, Josep Font continues to offer up confident ready-to-wear collections that feel truly international and beg of couture.

Font’s vision for AW14 relied upon the merging of two dramatically different influences. This season, the future (as imagined 40 years ago by retro-goldmine ‘Logan’s Run’) met with Duilio Barnabé, an Italian cubist painter renowned for refining the human form to its most simple lines and organic geometry.

Yet whilst Barnabé set his subjects before stark, non-distracting backgrounds, the show this morning did nothing of the sort. High above Manhattan, even the most seasoned New Yorkers exited elevators and took pause as they were confronted by a panoramic view as dramatic as the looks to come, 37 stories above the snow-dusted city. A confident move, although DELPOZO’s AW14 offering was at no risk of coming off second best.

Font's influences were at once both abstract and sincere. The ‘70s sensibilities were kept in check, demanding less attention than you might expect. The silhouettes were thematic, yet approached with a clean simplicity that had them easily understood. Every model delivered to the runway was a delight to behold, the anticipation for the next palpable - and either the linear designs were causing an optical illusion, or they were very, very tall.

The front row savored looks as they eased past, full A-line skirts moving beautifully, each disappearing from sight all too soon. There was always another detail to be hurriedly noticed as garments pulled out of focus - the weight of a lush fabric, a slight structure to a shoulder, hand-embroidered crinoline detailing, an unexpected train. All executed with acute precision while retaining an air of freedom essential to the sensibility of the collection.

We embraced each story as it appeared, one after another, enamored by spectacular takes on fluidity and volume. To pick a stand-out piece would be an exercise in futility, as cruel as choosing your favorite child. Is it the plaid cape, punctuated by fuchsia, or the sheer navy that floated below a more structured moment. The footwear deserves special mention as it takes a certain shoe to - temporarily - sidetrack one from such a sensational collection. While the rich gold and pink detail on nude pointed lace-ups were crowd favorites, every variation of said footwear will be coveted.

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2/9/2014 Natalie Cantell

Showing for only the third time at MBFW, DELPOZO couldn’t seem more at home in New York. The Madrid-based brand feels fresh amongst the February grey, chronically inspired and altogether artistic. Having stepped into the role of Creative Director, Josep Font continues to offer up confident ready-to-wear collections that feel truly international and beg of couture.

Font’s vision for AW14 relied upon the merging of two dramatically different influences. This season, the future (as imagined 40 years ago by retro-goldmine ‘Logan’s Run’) met with Duilio Barnabé, an Italian cubist painter renowned for refining the human form to its most simple lines and organic geometry.

Yet whilst Barnabé set his subjects before stark, non-distracting backgrounds, the show this morning did nothing of the sort. High above Manhattan, even the most seasoned New Yorkers exited elevators and took pause as they were confronted by a panoramic view as dramatic as the looks to come, 37 stories above the snow-dusted city. A confident move, although DELPOZO’s AW14 offering was at no risk of coming off second best.

Font's influences were at once both abstract and sincere. The ‘70s sensibilities were kept in check, demanding less attention than you might expect. The silhouettes were thematic, yet approached with a clean simplicity that had them easily understood. Every model delivered to the runway was a delight to behold, the anticipation for the next palpable - and either the linear designs were causing an optical illusion, or they were very, very tall.

The front row savored looks as they eased past, full A-line skirts moving beautifully, each disappearing from sight all too soon. There was always another detail to be hurriedly noticed as garments pulled out of focus - the weight of a lush fabric, a slight structure to a shoulder, hand-embroidered crinoline detailing, an unexpected train. All executed with acute precision while retaining an air of freedom essential to the sensibility of the collection.

We embraced each story as it appeared, one after another, enamored by spectacular takes on fluidity and volume. To pick a stand-out piece would be an exercise in futility, as cruel as choosing your favorite child. Is it the plaid cape, punctuated by fuchsia, or the sheer navy that floated below a more structured moment. The footwear deserves special mention as it takes a certain shoe to - temporarily - sidetrack one from such a sensational collection. While the rich gold and pink detail on nude pointed lace-ups were crowd favorites, every variation of said footwear will be coveted.


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