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DelpozoSpring Summer 2015 New York

Runway Review
9/10/2014 Faith Cummings/fashionwirepress.com

Delpozo is officially one of the hottest tickets during New York Fashion Week and fashion in general. The Madrid brand with Creative Director Josep Font at the design helm has fortuitously enlivened and modernized the memory of Jesus Del Pozo while shifting the label into a globally-known fashion force. Delpozo opened its first U.S. flagship not even a year ago in Miami, ceremoniously making Font's animated and flawlessly-constructed designs up for public ogling. In true form, the label's Spring collection toed the line between functional ready-to-wear and couture, built on ideas that would be divergent otherwise, but come together in a harmonious blend of structure and delicacy.

As a former architecture student, Font has always been fascinated with form and he went back to one of his main inspirations for each lineup from the brand: art. The environmental art of Bavarian artist Nils Udo and the glass pieces of German father and son duo Leopold and Rudolf Blaschka coalesced to inform the looks at hand.

The assortment's palette was springtime-perfect, yet restrained at first, in shades of white, navy, and turquoise. A fold-detailed blazer layered over a button-front shirt and navy full skirt were anchored with patent and mesh rosette-detailed lace-up booties: in case the look had become too conventional. A hidden button-placket jacket felt casual with short sleeves and roomy skirted shorts, but was injected with that quintessential Delpozo ethereal spirit with strappy flower-embroidered sandals.

Even the imaginative style set wants to bare their midriffs as crop tops were shown in a myriad of ways. Strapless, one-shouldered and white, collared with pronounced cuff hems, navy with a halter neckline and folded bust, caped in printed latex: nothing was off limits when it came to the way the stomach was shown elevating the sometimes ostentatious show of flesh to a level befitting of high-fashion.

Volume has always been important and intrinsic to Font's collections and he had fun with it here on emerald high-waist pleated culottes, mini dresses with exaggerated hips, tri-tone flowing maxi skirts, and capacious mesh-hem dresses. A yellow curved-hem coat with marked seaming was standout but wearable, while a transparent tulle blouse with strong shoulders veered into the brand's love for the bizarre.

The lineup felt classically Spring with crochet flowers, jungle prints, paillettes in floral formations, and embroidery in the blossoming pattern. A marigold crop top and high-waist sheer trousers captured the season's set trend and an ivory sleeveless gown with a sequin-embellished overlay would work for even the most conservative of Tinseltown's stars.

The pieces that begged to be worn on the red carpet were the most captivating including an impossible-to-miss strapless blouse mimicking a blooming petal and coupled with a leg-baring printed mini skirt, a fiery red rounded neckline dress with a blush pink pleated underlayer, a slew of embellished gowns, and a cameo-accented stunner with a contrasting pink bottom. Airy, sheer tulle confections in combinations of mauve and mint literally looked like the wardrobe of a modern-day Cinderella.

There is a lot of functional fashion out there today: not a bad thing as those are the kinds of pieces profitability is made of. That sometimes lessens the emergence of artful designs that make us all dream, but not at the house of Delpozo. The collections enchant and inspire which is needed in the hustle and bustle of a world where practicality often trumps imagination. With such beguiling assortments being offered up again and again by the brand, it's not hard to see why the Madrid label is well on its way to global fame and a secured spot among fashion's darlings.

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9/10/2014 Faith Cummings/fashionwirepress.com

Delpozo is officially one of the hottest tickets during New York Fashion Week and fashion in general. The Madrid brand with Creative Director Josep Font at the design helm has fortuitously enlivened and modernized the memory of Jesus Del Pozo while shifting the label into a globally-known fashion force. Delpozo opened its first U.S. flagship not even a year ago in Miami, ceremoniously making Font's animated and flawlessly-constructed designs up for public ogling. In true form, the label's Spring collection toed the line between functional ready-to-wear and couture, built on ideas that would be divergent otherwise, but come together in a harmonious blend of structure and delicacy.

As a former architecture student, Font has always been fascinated with form and he went back to one of his main inspirations for each lineup from the brand: art. The environmental art of Bavarian artist Nils Udo and the glass pieces of German father and son duo Leopold and Rudolf Blaschka coalesced to inform the looks at hand.

The assortment's palette was springtime-perfect, yet restrained at first, in shades of white, navy, and turquoise. A fold-detailed blazer layered over a button-front shirt and navy full skirt were anchored with patent and mesh rosette-detailed lace-up booties: in case the look had become too conventional. A hidden button-placket jacket felt casual with short sleeves and roomy skirted shorts, but was injected with that quintessential Delpozo ethereal spirit with strappy flower-embroidered sandals.

Even the imaginative style set wants to bare their midriffs as crop tops were shown in a myriad of ways. Strapless, one-shouldered and white, collared with pronounced cuff hems, navy with a halter neckline and folded bust, caped in printed latex: nothing was off limits when it came to the way the stomach was shown elevating the sometimes ostentatious show of flesh to a level befitting of high-fashion.

Volume has always been important and intrinsic to Font's collections and he had fun with it here on emerald high-waist pleated culottes, mini dresses with exaggerated hips, tri-tone flowing maxi skirts, and capacious mesh-hem dresses. A yellow curved-hem coat with marked seaming was standout but wearable, while a transparent tulle blouse with strong shoulders veered into the brand's love for the bizarre.

The lineup felt classically Spring with crochet flowers, jungle prints, paillettes in floral formations, and embroidery in the blossoming pattern. A marigold crop top and high-waist sheer trousers captured the season's set trend and an ivory sleeveless gown with a sequin-embellished overlay would work for even the most conservative of Tinseltown's stars.

The pieces that begged to be worn on the red carpet were the most captivating including an impossible-to-miss strapless blouse mimicking a blooming petal and coupled with a leg-baring printed mini skirt, a fiery red rounded neckline dress with a blush pink pleated underlayer, a slew of embellished gowns, and a cameo-accented stunner with a contrasting pink bottom. Airy, sheer tulle confections in combinations of mauve and mint literally looked like the wardrobe of a modern-day Cinderella.

There is a lot of functional fashion out there today: not a bad thing as those are the kinds of pieces profitability is made of. That sometimes lessens the emergence of artful designs that make us all dream, but not at the house of Delpozo. The collections enchant and inspire which is needed in the hustle and bustle of a world where practicality often trumps imagination. With such beguiling assortments being offered up again and again by the brand, it's not hard to see why the Madrid label is well on its way to global fame and a secured spot among fashion's darlings.


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